Direction : 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.

State

Percentage of Population below the Poverty Line

Proportion of Males and Females

Below Poverty Line

Above Poverty Line

M : F

M : F

P

35

5 : 6

6 : 7

Q

25

3 : 5

4 : 5

R

24

1 : 2

2 : 3

S

19

3 : 2

4 : 3

T

15

5 : 3

3 : 2

What will be the male population above poverty line for State P if the female population below poverty line for State P is 2.1 million?

  • Option 1)

    2.1 million   

  • Option 2)

    2.3 million

  • Option 3)

    2.2 million

  • Option 4)

     3.3 million

  • Option 5)

     2.7 million

Answers (1)

Females population below poverty line for state p = 2.1 million

Let male below poverty line = 2.1 + 1.75 = 3.85

Since below poverty line 35 % = 3.85

So above poverty line is 65 % = 7.15

So amle above the poverty line

=  \frac{6}{13}\times 7.15=3.3\; million

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