**DIRECTION :** Study the graph below and answer the questions.

Total Assets are defined as Net Fixed Assets + Net Current Assets + Investments

**Question 1**. In any two consecutive years, the growth rate is lowest for

(a) Net Fixed Assets.

(b) Net Current Assets.

(c) Investments.

(d) Total Assets.

**Question 2**. What is the approximate simple annual growth rate of Total Assets 1995 and 1998?

(a) 36%

(b) 12%

(c) 9%

(d) 27%

**Question 3**. The only item which has not shown a negative growth in every year between 1995 and 1998 is

(a) Net Fixed Assets.

(b) Net Current Assets.

(c) Investments.

(d) Total Assets.

**Question 4**. Between 1996 and 1997, the highest growth rate was seen for

(a) Net Fixed Assets

(b) Net Current Assets.

(c) Investments.

(d) Total Assets.

### Answers and Explanations

**Answer 1. (C)**

The growth rate is lowest for investments in 1995-96 i.e. 50% decrease.

**Answer 2. (B)**

From the table we can see that the growth rate between 1995-98 of total assets = (30-22)/22 = 36%. But this is over a 3 year period. Average annual growth rate = 36/3 = 12%.

**Answer 3. (D)**

Each and every particular thing is shown in negative growth, but the decrease in the total assets is not shown in this trend.

**Answer 4. (C)**

The highest growth rate was seen for investment in 1996 & 1997 i.e 100% increase.