Data Interpretation

Study the graph carefully to answer the questions that follow.

Preferences of People (In thousands)
In Using Different Modes of Transport Over the Years




1. From 2001 to 2006, the total number of people who preferred to travel by rail, was how many thousands?
a) 7900
b) 8300
c) 9100
d) 6300
e) None of these

2. What is the respective ratio of the number of people preferring to travel by rail in 2006 to the number of people preferring to travel by rail in 2002?
a) 31 : 27
b) 31 : 23
c) 23 : 31
d) 27 : 31
e) None of these

3. In the year 2003, if all the buses reduced their rates by 40% and 50% of the people who preferred to travel by rail, now preferred buses, then how many people (in thousands) prefer to travel by bus?
a) 1750
b) 1569
c) 1458
d) 1675
e) None of these

4. What is the respective ratio of the number of people preferring to travel bus to the number of people preferring to travel by rail in the year 2005?
a) 29 : 27
b) 9 : 10
c) 27 : 29
d) 23 : 27
e) None of these

5. In 2003, the people preferring to travel by bus represented approximately what per cent of the people preferring to travel by own vehicles, buses and rails together in the year?
a) 46
b) 54
c) 22
d) 14
e) 37

Answers
1. (a)
Explanation: From 2001 to 2006, the total number of people who preferred to travel by rail = (1200 + 1150 + 1250 + 1300 + 1450 + 1550) = 7900 thousand

 2. (b) Explanation: Required ratio = 1550 : 1150 = 31 : 23

3. (d) Explanation: Required number of people prefer to travel by bus = 1050 + 50100 of 1250 = 1050 + 625 = 1675 thousand

 4. (c) Explanation: Required ratio: 1350: 1450 = 27: 29

5. (e) Explanation:People preferring to travel by bus in 2003 = 1050 People preferring to travel by own vehicles, buses and rails together in the year 2003 = 550 + 1050 + 1250 = 2850 Required = 1050 ×1002850 % = 36.84 % = 37% (Approx)

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