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If the entire portion of the budget earmarked for Defence is split equally between Transport and Home Affairs, what would be the new allocations for ‘Transport and ‘Home Affairs in percentage terms? - Mathematics

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The pie chart below shows the Indian Government’s interim budget allocation for the year 2019-2020 in percentage terms. All the questions below should be answered solely based on the pie chart below.

If the entire portion of the budget earmarked for Defence is split equally between ‘Transport’ and ‘Home Affairs’, what would be the new allocations for ‘Transport’ and ‘Home Affairs’ in percentage terms?

Options

  • 16.58% (Transport) and 14.7% (Home Affairs).

  • 9.18% (Transport) and 11.06% (Home Affairs)

  • 14.72% (Transport) and 16.58% (Home Affairs)

  • 11.095% (Transport) and 9.215% (Home Affairs)

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Solution

11.095% (Transport) and 9.215% (Home Affairs)

Explanation:

The correct answer is – 11.095% (Transport) and 9.215% (Home Affairs). The budgetary allocation for ‘Defence’ is 10.97%, which when split equally into 2 halves will amount to 2 portions of 5.485%. If 5.485% is added to the pre-existing budgetary allocation for ‘Transport’ of 5.61%, the sum is 11.095% and if 5.485% is added to the pre-existing budgetary allocation for ‘Home Affairs’ of 3.73%, the sum is 9.215%.

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