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The following pie-chart shows the percentage distribution of the expenditure incurred in publishing a book. Study the pie-chart and the answer the questions based on it.

**Various Expenditures (in percentage) Incurred in Publishing a Book**

A.

Rs. 20,000

B.

Rs. 22,500

C.

Rs. 25,500

D.

Rs. 28,125

Correct answer is **B**

Let the Promotion Cost for this edition be Rs. p.

Then, 25 : 10 = 56250 : p => p = Rs. ( (56250 x 10)/25 ) = Rs. 22,500

The following pie-chart shows the percentage distribution of the expenditure incurred in publishing a book. Study the pie-chart and the answer the questions based on it.

**Various Expenditures (in percentage) Incurred in Publishing a Book**

A.

Rs. 152.50

B.

Rs. 157.50

C.

Rs. 162.50

D.

Rs. 167.50

Correct answer is **B**

Clearly, S.P. of the book = 105% of C.P.

Let the selling price of this edition (of 12500 books) be Rs. x.

Then, 15 : 105 = 281250 : x => x = Rs. ( (105 x 281250)/15 ) = Rs. 1968750

Therefore S.P. of one book = Rs. ( 1968750/12500 ) = Rs. 157.50

The following pie-chart shows the percentage distribution of the expenditure incurred in publishing a book. Study the pie-chart and the answer the questions based on it.

**Various Expenditures (in percentage) Incurred in Publishing a Book**

A.

Binding Cost and Promotion Cost

B.

Paper Cost and Royalty

C.

Binding Cost and Printing Cost

D.

Paper Cost and Printing Cost

Correct answer is **D**

Central angle of 18° = ( 18/360 x 100 ) % of the total expenditure

= 5% of the total expenditure.

From the given chart it is clear that:

Out of the given combinations, only in combination (d) the difference is 5% i.e.

Paper Cost - Printing Cost = (25% - 20%) of the total expenditure

= 5% of the total expenditure.

**Various Expenditures (in percentage) Incurred in Publishing a Book**

Royalty on the book is less than the printing cost by:

A.

5%

B.

10%

C.

20%

D.

25%

Correct answer is **D**

Printing Cost of book = 20% of C.P.

Royalty on book = 15% of C.P.

Difference = (20% of C.P.) - (15% of C.P) = 5% of C.P.

Therefore Percentage difference = ( Difference/Printing Cost x 100 ) %

= ( (5% of C.P.)/Printing Cost x 100 ) % = 25%

**Various Expenditures (in percentage) Incurred in Publishing a Book**

A.

Rs. 187.50

B.

Rs. 191.50

C.

Rs. 175

D.

Rs. 180

Correct answer is **A**

For the publisher to earn a profit of 25%, S.P. = 125% of C.P.

Also Transportation Cost = 10% of C.P.

Let the S.P. of 5500 books be Rs. x.

Then, 10 : 125 = 82500 : x => x = Rs. ( (125 x 82500)/10 ) = Rs. 1031250

Therefore S.P. of one book = Rs. ( 1031250/5500 ) = Rs. 187.50

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