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CSAT DAILY MISSION #1

The following graph shows the amount (in lakhs) invested by a company in acquiring raw materials, and the amount it made from the sales of goods. Study it and answer the questions that follow:

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Question 1

In which year has there been the maximum percentage increase in the amount invested in raw materials as compared to the previous year?

(A) 2008

(B) 2009

(C) 2010

(D) 2011

Question 2

In which year is the percentage change (compared to the previous year) in the investment in raw materials the same as the percentage change in the value of sales of finished goods?

(A) 2008

(B) 2009

(C) 2010

(D) 2011

Question 3

What is the average profit (per year) of the company during the entire period (in lakhs of rupees) ?

(A) 133

(B) 137

(C) 148

(D) 155

Question 4

Which year saw the maximum profit?

(A) 2007

(B) 2008

(C) 2009

(D) 2010

Question 5

Which year saw the smallest percentage deviation in profit from the preceding year?

(A) 2008

(B) 2009

(C) 2010

(D) 2011



SOLUTIONS TO DAILY CSAT MISSION # 2

1. (B) 2. (C) 3. (C) 4. (D) 5. (D)

Explanations
5. Only III is a valid conclusion.

SOLUTIONS TO DAILY CSAT MISSION # 1

1. (A) 2. (B) 3. (D) 4. (C) 5. (A)

Explanations
1. The percentage increases are:
In 2008: (450 – 240)/240 * 100 = 87.5%
In 2009: (750 – 450)/450 * 100 = 66.6%
In 2010: (660 – 750)/750 * 100 = -12%
In 2011: (1050 – 660)/660 * 100 = 59.1%

2. The percentage changes in raw materials are:
In 2008: (450 – 240)/240 * 100 = 87.5%
In 2009: (750 – 450)/450 * 100 = 66.6%
In 2010: (660 – 750)/750 * 100 = -12%
In 2011: (1050 – 660)/660 * 100 = 59.1%

The percentage changes in finished goods are:
In 2008: (600 – 400)/400 * 100 = 50%
In 2009: (1000 – 600)/600 * 100 = 66.6%
In 2010: (800 – 1000)/1000 * 100 = -20%
In 2011: (1200 – 800)/800 * 100 = 50%

3. The total expenditure on raw materials = 240 + 450 + 750 + 660 + 1050 + 840 =  3990 lakhs
The total value of the finished goods = 400 + 600 + 1000 + 800 + 1200 + 920 = 4920 lakhs
The total profit = 930 lakhs. The avg profit = 930/6 = 155 lakhs.

4. Profit each year:
In 2007: (400 – 240) = 160 lakhs
In 2008: (600 – 450) = 150 lakhs
In 2009: (1000 – 750 ) = 250 lakhs
In 2010: (800 – 660) = 140 laks
In 2011: (1200 – 1050) = 150 lakhs
In 2012: (920 – 840) = 80 lakhs

5. The percentage changes in profit are:
In 2008: (150 – 160)/160 * 100 = -6.2%
In 2009: (250 – 150)/150 * 100 = 66.6%
In 2010: (140 – 250)/250 * 100 = -44%
In 2011: (150 – 140)/140 * 100 = 7.1%

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  • sne

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  • pargat

    to 5th ques ans should be (C) 2010

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