Difficult Data Interpretation for SBI PO, IBPS PO, RBI Grade B, 2018

Directions: Study the following information carefully to answer the question given beside:
 
The yearly sales turnover of e-commerce companies Flipkart, Shopclues, Paytm and Snapdeal in crores from 2011 to 2016. 
 
1
In which of the following years is Paytm's profit the highest, if it makes 25% profit on its sales turnover in each year?
» Explain it
D
As the profit percentage in each year is the same, Paytm will have the maximum profit in that year which has the maximum sales turnover.

Year   Sales Turnover
2011   175 – 100 = Rs. 75 Crores
2012   150 – 100 = Rs. 50 Crores
2013   225 – 125 = Rs. 100 Crores
2014   250 – 150 = Rs. 100 Crores
2015   150 – 75 = Rs. 75 Crores
2016   200 – 100 = Rs. 100 Crores

Hence, option D is a correct choice.
2
In which of the given years is the sales turnover of Flipkart as a percentage of the combined sales turnover of Shopclues and Snapdeal the least?
» Explain it
A
Year    Flipkart
(Shopclues + Snapdeal)
     
2011  
75  =  75  =  3  = 1.5
25 + 25 50 2
     
2012  
75  =  75  =  3  = 1.5
25 + 25 50 2
     
2013  
100  =  100  = 2
25 + 25 50
     
2014  
100  =  100  = 1
50 + 50 100
     
2015  
50  =  50  = 1
25 + 25 50
     
2016  
75  =  75  =  3  = 0.75
25 + 75 100 4

Hence, the required percentage was the least in the year 2016.

Hence, option A is correct.

 
3
In how many years was the sales turnover of Paytm more than one-third of the total sales turnover of the four companies?
» Explain it
E
Year  
Paytm  × 100
Total Sales
     
2011  
75  × 100 = 37.5%
200
         
2012  
50  × 100 ≌ 28.56%
175
         
2013  
100  × 100 = 40%
250
         
2014  
100  × 100 = 33 1 %
300 3
         
2015  
75  × 100 ≌ 42.9%
175
         
2016  
100  × 100 ≌ 36.4%
275


Hence, it is during four years - 2011, 2013, 2015 & 2016 (% values greater than 33.33%) that the turnover of Paytm is more than one third of the total sales. (The year 2014 is not counted, as Paytm's sales was exactly one-third of the total sales, not more than one-third) Hence, option E is correct.
 

4
In how many years, from 2012 to 2016, did the sales turnover of Flipkart as a percentage of the total sales turnover of the four companies increases over that of its immediate preceding year?
» Explain it
A
Year  
Flipkart  × 100
Total Sales
     
2011  
75  × 100 = 37.5%
200
         
2012  
75  × 100 ≌ 42.9%
175
         
2013  
100  × 100 ≌ 40%
250
         
2014  
100  × 100 ≌ 33.3%
300
         
2015  
50  × 100 ≌ 28.6%
175
         
2016    
75  × 100 ≌ 27.3%
275

An increase in sales over a preceding year took place only from 2011 to 2012 i.e. from 37.5% to 42.86%

Hence, option A is the correct answer.
 
» Explain it
C
Verifying the options one by one

From option A: During four years, the total sales of Snapdeal were the same, i.e. 25 crores, but as the total sales of all four companies
was different in each year, hence option A is false.

From option B: For the given period,

Total sales of Paytm = 75 + 50 + 100 + 100 + 75 + 100 = 500.

Total sales of Flipkart = 75 + 75 + 100 + 100 + 50 + 75 = 475.

The required ratio is 500 : 475 = 20 : 19, not 19 : 20. Hence option B is false

From option C: Total sales of all the four companies for given period

= 200 + 175 + 250 + 300 + 175 + 275 = 1375

Total sales of Shopclues for the given period.

= 25 × 5 + 50 = 175

Reqd% =  175  × 100 = 12.72%
1375


From option D: The sales of Shopclues were less than the sales of Snapdeal in 2016, Hence option D is false.

Hence, option C is correct.