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40 percent of the employees at a certain company are male.

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40 percent of the employees at a certain company are male. 70 percent of the employees at the company are currently on vacation. Of the employees on vacation, 40 percent are on a beach vacation, 40 percent are on a ski vacation, and 20 percent are on a golf vacation. Of the employees on a beach vacation, 25 percent are male. What percent of the company's female employees are currently on a beach vacation?

A. 28 percent
B. 25 percent
C. 21 percent
D. 7 percent
E. 35 percent
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2005, 06:57
Pick numbers;say 100 employees
E is the answer
35%
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2005, 07:45
ok. during the exam, i would pick a number. 100 employees...40 male and 60 female...70 are on vacation...28 are on beach vacation...21 females are on beach vacation...thats C) !
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2005, 07:59
I am confused; I thought the question is asking

females on beach vacation/females in the company
21/60
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2005, 08:01
gotoknow3 wrote:
I am confused; I thought the question is asking

females on beach vacation/females in the company
21/60


:evil: yes you are right... :good
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2005, 08:04
gotoknow3 wrote:
I am confused; I thought the question is asking

females on beach vacation/females in the company
21/60


dammit.. i thought what percent of females/total employees..

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 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2005, 08:09
Total: 100 empl

Men = 40 and women = 60

70 on vacation--> 40/100 or 2/5 x 70 on beach

# female on beach --> 3/4 x 2/5 x 70 = 21

% of female emp on beach = 21/60 x 100 = 35%
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2005, 09:44
good job guys.....

OA is indeed E.
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