**Directions (Q. Nos. 1-3)** Refer to the graph given below which gives the circulation growth of GRAMSEWA magazine from July to December 2003.

**Question 1:** During October and December, there was an even growth rate, the average of which is

(a) 2.36%

(b) 2%

(c) 2.88%

(d) 3.36%

**Question 2:** The circulation in October is … times than that of July.

(a) 1.5

(b) 2

(c) 1

(d) 1.15

**Question 3:** The growth rate is very marginal during the month of

(a) August

(b) October

(c) November

(d) December

### Answers and Explanations

**Answer 1: (c) ** Growth from November to December$\frac{211885-204933}{204933}\times 100\approx 3.4%$%
Growth from October to November =$\frac{204933-200189}{200189}\times 100\approx 2.4%$%
Hence Average =$\frac{3.4+2.4}{2}=2.9%$%
Correct option is (c)

**Answer 2: (d)** The circulation of October is 200189 and of July is 173182. So the Octobercirculation is 200189/173182 or 1.15 times of July circulation.
Correct option is (d )

**Answer 3: (a)** The slope is least for the month of July to August.
Therefore, (a) is the option.