Data Interpretation for SBI Clerk

Directions (1- 5): Study the table and answer the following questions. Price Variations of some commodities (Rs/ quintal)

Commodity
1-1-2009
A month Ago
A Year Ago
Wheat
940
925
920
Rice
1280
1296
1246
Pulses
2030
2045
2015
Sugar
3215
3120
3186
Potato
552
595
575
Salt
815
825
796


1. What is the percentage variation of Rice over a month?
(1) 1.234 
 2) –1.234 
 (3) –2.234
(4) 2.234 
 (5) –0.986

2. The price of potato on 1–1–2008 is approximately what percent of the price of wheat on 1 -12- 2008?
(1) 55% 
 (2) 69% 
 (3) 57%
(4) 62% 
 (5) 52%

3. What was the difference between the cost of 85 kgs of salt and 29 kg of wheat on 01-12-2008 ?
(1) Rs. 405 
 (2) Rs 480 
 (3) Rs. 433
(4) Rs. 453 
 (5) None of these



4. The average price of all the commodities on 01-01-2009 is approximately what percent of the average price of all the commodities on 01-01-2008?
(1) 101% 
 (2) 91% 
 (3) 111%
(4) 118% 
 (5) 85%

5. If a person is ready to buy 10 kg of wheat, 5 kg of sugar, 1 kg of salt and 20 kg of pulses, what amount he has to pay for it ?
(1) Rs.608.5 
 (2) Rs.628.50 
 (3) Rs.618.70
(4) Rs.668 .90 
 (5) None of these

Answers
1. 2; Required % = [(1296-1280)/1296]*100
= 1.234 (decrease)

2. 4; Required % = (575/925)*100
= 62% (approx)

3. 3; Required difference = 701.25 – 268.25 = Rs. 433

4. 1; Required% = (1472/1456)*100
= 101% (approx)

5. 4; Required amount = 94 + 160.75 + 8.15 + 406 = Rs. 668.9




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