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# Can you explain the answer of this question below:The following table gives the percentage distribution of population of five states, P, Q, R, S and T on the basis of poverty line and also on the basis of sex. If the population of males below poverty line for State Q is 2.4 million and that for State T is 6 million, then the total populations of States Q and T are in the ratio?A:2:5B:1:3C:3:7D:4:9The answer is a. Related Test: Practice Test: Table Charts - 1

## LR Question Manoj Yadav May 22, 2018
For State Q:Male population below poverty line = 2.4 million.Let the female population below poverty line be x million.Then, 3 : 5 = 2.4 : x => x = 5 x 2.4/3 = 4.Therefore Total population below poverty line = (2.4 + 4) = 6.4 million.If Nq be the total population of State Q, then,25% of Nq = 6.4 million => Nq = (6.4 x 100)/25 million = 25.6 million.For State T:Male population below poverty line = 6 million.Let the female population below poverty line be y million.Then, 5 : 3 = 6 : y => y = 3 x 6/5 = 3.6.Therefore Total population below poverty line = (6 + 3.6) = 9.6 million.If Nt be the total population of State T, then,15% of Nt = 9.6 million => Nt = (9.6 x 100)/15 million = 64 million.Thus, Required ratio = Nq/Nt = 25.6/64 = 0.4 = 2/5.

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