Nath seeds, an agriculture company divided its operations into five main business areas-fruits, vegetables, medicinal plants, cash crops, and miscellaneou. It recorded the following sales in 2011,2012, and 2013. In 2011,sales in fruits,vegetables,medicinal plants and miscellaneous were rs 6250000, rs 2200000, rs 1880000 and rs 940000 reflectively. Cash crops accounted for 30 percent of total sales during the years.
In 2012, the total sales showed a 10 percent increase over the previous year. While fruit and vegetables registered 8 percent and 10 percent increase over their corresponding figures in 2011,medicinal plants dropped by 130000/-,while cash crops stood at 5360000/-
In 2013, though the total sales remained the same as in 2012,fruits fell by 220000/-,vegetables by 320000/-,medicinal plants by 100000/-,and miscellaneous by 120000/-.
In order to make sense of the data presented in the form of a paragraph as above, it is normally advisable to convert it into a table. Something of the following nature will emerge and then the questions based on the caselet can be solved by just reading the values from the table.
2011. 2012. 2013
Fruits 6250000. 6750000. 6530000
Vegetables. 2200000. 2420000. 2100000
Medicinal. 1880000. 1750000. 1650000
Cash crops. 4830000. 5360000. 6120000
Miscellaneous. 940000. 1430000. 1310000
Total 16100000. 17710000. 17710000