13.2.1 Statistics (I), PT3 Focus Practice
Question 1:
Diagram below is a pictograph showing the number of pizzas sold in three months.
The price of one pizza is RM18. The total sales for those four months are RM2250.
Calculate the number of pizzas sold in April.
Solution:
Total number of pizzas sold in four months
$\begin{array}{l}=\frac{RM2250}{RM18}\\ =125\end{array}$
Total number of pizzas sold in first three months
= 9 × 10
= 90
Number of pizzas sold in April
= 125 – 90
= 35
Question 2:
Diagram below is a bar chart showing the number of new houses sold over four days.
The total number of new houses sold on Wednesday and Thursday is 56.
Calculate the total number of new houses sold on Monday and Tuesday.
Solution:
Wednesday: 12 units
Thursday: 16 units
Number of houses represented by 1 unit
$\begin{array}{l}=\frac{56}{12+16}\\ =2\end{array}$
Monday: 14 units
Tuesday: 18 units
Total number of new houses sold on Monday and Tuesday
= (14 + 8) × 2
= 64Question 3:
Table below shows the number of companies that gave contributions to an orphan fund over a period of five days.
Days

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Number of companies

8

14

m

17

11

It is given that 20% of the total contribution was made on Tuesday.
Calculate the value of m.
Solution:
Let C = Total contribution
$\begin{array}{l}\frac{20}{100}\times C=14\\ \text{}C=14\times \frac{100}{20}\\ \text{}=70\\ m=70\left(8+14+17+11\right)\\ \text{}=7050\\ \text{}=20\end{array}$