The following graph shows the value of liquor supplied by the 5 states in 1996 and the excise duty rates in each state.

Amount of liquor supplied in Tamil Nadu Distilleries A, B, C, D, E (from bottom to top) in lakh litres.


Question 51

What is the lowest percentage difference in the excise duty rates for any two states?


The difference in the excise duty as a percentage is least amongst AP and Maharashtra and it equals (60-52)/52 * 100 
This equals 8/52*100 = 200/13 = 15.38% which is approximately equal to 15%

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