Data Interpretation – Set- Simple Happiness index (SHI) of a country

DILR – Data Interpretation – Set

The following set contains four questions related to Data Interpretation. Choose the best answer to each question.
CAT 2017 - LRDI - Data Interpretation - Set - Simple Happiness index (SHI) of a country
Simple Happiness index (SHI) of a country is computed on the basis of three parameters: social support (S), freedom to life choices (F) and corruption perception (C). Each of these three parameters is measured on a scale of 0 to 8 (integers only). A country is then categorized based on the total score obtained by summing the scores of ail the three parameters, as shown in the following table:
CAT 2017 - Data Interpretation - Set 3 - Simple Happiness index (SHI) of a country
Following diagram depicts the frequency distribution of the scores in S, F and C of 10 countries – Amda, Benga, Calla, Delma, Eppa, Varsa, Wanna, Xanda, Yanga and Zooma;
CAT 2017 - Data Interpretation - Set 3 - Simple Happiness index (SHI) of a country
Further, the following are known:
1. Amda and Calls jointly have the lowest total score, 7, with identical scores in all the three parameters.
2. Zooma has a total score of 17.
3. All the 3 countries, which are categorised as happy, have the highest score in exactly one parameter.


Q1) What is Amda’s score in F?

Q2) What is Zooma’s score in S?

Q3) Benga and Delma, two countries categorized as happy, are tied with the same total score. What is the maximum score they can have?
A) 14
B) 15
C) 16
D) 17

Q4) If Benga scores 16 and Delma scores 15, then what is the maximum number of countries with a score of 13?
A) 0
B) 1
C) 2
D) 3


Q1: 1
Q2: 6
Q3: Option (B)
Q4: Option (B)


CAT 2017 - Data Interpretation - Set 3 - Simple Happiness index (SHI) of a country

CAT 2017 – Data Interpretation – Set
As per the above table, we can see that the score of Amda in F is 1
Answer: 1

CAT 2017 – Data Interpretation – Set
As per the table, we can see that Zooma’s score in S is 6.
Answer: 6

CAT 2017 – Data Interpretation – Set
Only two sets are possible, (7,5,3) and (5,4,6). So, the maximum score that can be attained by B and D is 15.
Option (B) is the right answer.

CAT 2017 – Data Interpretation – Set
If Benga scores 16, then the possibility is (S-5, F-5, C-6). For Delma, the possibility is (S- 7, F-5, C-3)
So, the only possibility for the score of 13 is (S-5, F-5, C-3)
Option (B) is the right answer.

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