CAT Data Interpreration: Word Problems

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Five Companies A, B, C, D and E saw growth rates ranging from 10% to 50% in the year 2015. The company A with the least revenues of Rs. 600 crores in 2015 saw the maximum growth rate of 50% and the Company D with the highest revenue saw the least growth rate of 10%. Company B’s revenues in 2016 was equal to that of Company D in 2015, while Company C’s 2016 revenue was equal to that of Company B’s in 2015, Company A’s 2016 revenue was equal to that of Company E in 2015.

John, an accountant observes that one of the companies has twice the growth rate of another. Mathew, his colleague corrects him and says that this is the case in two different instances.

Company E has a revenue equal to the average seen in Company A and D, and growth rate equal to the average growth rate of A and D.

Ram, known for his cryptic-speak mentioned that if company C had grown at the rate seen by company A in 2015 would have reached the revenues seen by Company B in 2016.

  1. What is the overall average growth rate seen by all 5 companies put together?

    1. 27%
    2. 24.2%
    3. 28.5%
    4. 23.5%
  2. Which company had the third highest growth rate?

    1. B
    2. C
    3. D
    4. E
  3. Which company had the median revenue in 2016?

    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. E
  4. In absolute terms, which company added the maximum revenue in 2016?

    1. A
    2. B
    3. D
    4. E

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