Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.
Customized for You
we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History
Track Your Progress
every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance
Practice Pays
we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History
Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.
It appears that you are browsing the GMAT Club forum unregistered!
Signing up is free, quick, and confidential.
Join other 500,000 members and get the full benefits of GMAT Club
Registration gives you:
Tests
Take 11 tests and quizzes from GMAT Club and leading GMAT prep companies such as Manhattan GMAT,
Knewton, and others. All are free for GMAT Club members.
Applicant Stats
View detailed applicant stats such as GPA, GMAT score, work experience, location, application
status, and more
Books/Downloads
Download thousands of study notes,
question collections, GMAT Club’s
Grammar and Math books.
All are free!
Thank you for using the timer!
We noticed you are actually not timing your practice. Click the START button first next time you use the timer.
There are many benefits to timing your practice, including:
A company has 540 employees, 40% of whom are employed part time. If it [#permalink]
19 Oct 2010, 07:06
1
This post was BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E
Difficulty:
45% (medium)
Question Stats:
69% (02:59) correct
31% (01:59) wrong based on 67 sessions
A company has 540 employees, 40% of whom are employed part time. If it hires 60 new employees, 15% of whom are employed part time, what will be the percent increase in part time employees?
Re: A company has 540 employees, 40% of whom are employed part time. If it [#permalink]
19 Oct 2010, 07:38
40% of 540 is 216. Then the company hires 60 people. 15% of the 60 are part time. This amounts to 9. Add 216 + 9 = 225. This is an increase from 216. So the answer is D (9/216*100)
Re: A company has 540 employees, 40% of whom are employed part time. If it [#permalink]
19 Oct 2010, 07:43
Atrain13gm wrote:
A company has 540 employees, 40% of whom are employed part time. If it hires 60 new employees, 15% of whom are employed part time, what will be the percent increase in part time employees?
A) 1 2/3 % B) 2 2/3 % C) 4 % D) 4 1/6 % E) 9 %
There's actually a percent decrease in PT employees, so I don't understand what the question is asking.
The question is asking by what percentage the number of part-time employees will increase.
Original number = .4*540 = 216. Additional part-timers = .15*60 = 9. % increase = (9/216)*100 = 4 1/6%. _________________
Re: A company has 540 employees, 40% of whom are employed part time. If it [#permalink]
19 Oct 2010, 07:53
Atrain13gm wrote:
Thanks - the wording isn't that clear.
I can understand your confusion. The GMAT would likely make it crystal clear what was being asked:
By what percent did the number of part-time employees increase? By what percent did the ratio of part time employees to the total number of employees decrease?
Re: A company has 540 employees, 40% of whom are employed part time. If it [#permalink]
05 Sep 2011, 08:47
Hi i have a small doubt it may be silly but iam confused,thanks to help me.
Actually 9 members were added to part time job.So the count has increased from 216 to 225(216+9). So i thought 1st we should find 225 is what percent of 600 - 40%(the original) So that we can get the increase in the percent. Can you plz tell me where did i go worng:(
Re: A company has 540 employees, 40% of whom are employed part time. If it [#permalink]
06 Sep 2011, 07:12
yea i did the same mistake first... was getting 225/600 as 37% but since the question asked increase..
i reverted to the methods suggested above... if the overall percentage was asked.. i think we could have attempted such a method... but since the q asks percentage increase of part time employees, 9/216*100 i the approriate calc
Re: A company has 540 employees, 40% of whom are employed part time. If it [#permalink]
27 Sep 2015, 01:59
Hello from the GMAT Club BumpBot!
Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).
Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email. _________________
As I’m halfway through my second year now, graduation is now rapidly approaching. I’ve neglected this blog in the last year, mainly because I felt I didn’...
Perhaps known best for its men’s basketball team – winners of five national championships, including last year’s – Duke University is also home to an elite full-time MBA...
Hilary Term has only started and we can feel the heat already. The two weeks have been packed with activities and submissions, giving a peek into what will follow...