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Tabular method is the most fundamental way of representing data. In fact, most of the different kinds of data presentation formats like the bar charts, line charts etc. originate from the table. In other words, presenting the data in a tabular format is the first step in forming other types of data presentation formats.

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Directions for questions 1 to 4: Refer to the following table and solve the questions based on it.

The following tables gives the exports of top six industries (in value terms) from India in 2007:

Exports (Rs crore) Growth (in %)
Glass Industry 1093 11.7
Coal Industry 1080 7
Ruby Industry 913 -8.7
Nickel Industry 663 7.1
Software Industry 605 -12.3
Diamond 505 -1.5

The overall exports from India increased by 20% to 19,500 crore in 2007.

Question 1.What is the share of the Glass industry in the total exports for 2007?
(a) 2.5 % , (b) 4%, (c) 5.6%, (d) 7%

Answer: 5.6%
The share of Glass in the total exports for 2007 =  \frac{1093}{19500}\times 100 = 5.6%

Question 2. For how many of the given six industries has the share in exports increased in 2007?
(a) 0 , (b) 1 (c) 2, (d) 3

Answer: 0.
Overall exports have increased by 20% while none of the given six industries have grown by 20%. So, we can conclude that the market shares for all the six industries will decrease in 2003. Hence option (a) is the correct answer.

Question 3. Which of the following has the maximum share among the given industries in 2006?
(a) Glass Industry, (b) Ruby Industry , (c) Software Industry, (d) Coal Industry

Answer: Software Industry
Coal has the maximum exports in 2006. Hence, its market share is the maximum.

Question 4. What is the percentage increase in the exports of the given six industries?
(a) 0.1% , (b) 0.5%, (c) 1.05%, (d) 1.75%

Answer: 1.05%
Exports for the given six industries in 2006 = 4809 crore
Exports for the given six industries in 2007 = 4859 crore
Therefore, percentage increase in the exports =  \left [ \frac{(4859-4809)}{4809} \right ]\times 100\: =\: \frac{5000}{4809}\: =\: 1.05%

 

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