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1. Answer these questions based on the following pie charts :

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The operating profit in 1991-92 increased over than in 1990-91?

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Percentage increase = (160 - 130) * 100/130

= 300/13 = 23%

2. The interest burden in 1991-92 was higher than that in 1990-91 by :
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Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Interest in 1990-91 = 30% of 130 = Rs. 39 lakh

Interest in 1991-92
= 40% of 160 = Rs. 64 lakh

Hence, difference
= (64 - 39) = Rs. 25 lakh

3. If on an average, 20% rate of interest was charged on borrowed funds, then the total borrowed funds used by this company in the given two years amounted to :
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Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Total interest = (30% of 130) + (40% of 160) = (39 + 64) = Rs. 103 lakh.

If this total interest is charged on borrowed funds, then(20% of borrowed funds)
= 103.

Hence, borrowed funds
= (5 * 103) = Rs. 515 lakh.

4. The retained profit in 1991-92, as compared to that in 1990-91 was :
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Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Retained profit in 1990-91 = (25% of 130) = Rs. 32.5 lakh Retained profit in 1991-92 = (20% of 160) = Rs. 3 lakh. Hence, percentage change in retained profit.

= (32.5 - 32)/32.5 = 1.5% lower.

5. The equity base of these companies remained unchanged. Then, the total dividend earning by the share holders in 1991-92 is :
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Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Total dividend earned by shareholders in 1991-92 = (8% of 160) = Rs. 12.8 lakh