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At a certain company, each employee has either an office or a cubicle. If each office or cubicle is occupied by exactly one employee, what percent of the employees have offices?

(1) The employees outnumber the cubicles 3 to 2.
(2) There are 50 offices.
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My problem with this question was that it only says that each employee has an office or a cubicle, but does not say that the number of offices and cubicles is equal to the number of employees. So, there could be more offices and cubicles than employees. Am I jsut splitting hairs?
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My problem with this question was that it only says that each employee has an office or a cubicle, but does not say that the number of offices and cubicles is equal to the number of employees. So, there could be more offices and cubicles than employees. Am I jsut splitting hairs?


read the statement again, the word "either" is for me the keyword, what do you think?
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New post 19 Mar 2006, 21:56
1) Employees:cubicles = 3:2
We know 1 part of employees will sit in offices and 2 parts in cubicles. Percentage = 33.3%. Sufficient.

2) Insufficient. Nothing useful here.

I go with A
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Sorry...was wrong before... It is 33.3%....
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New post 20 Mar 2006, 20:35
I don't know if all 50 offices are occupied by employees. I go for E.
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New post 20 Mar 2006, 20:36
uff .. another burn out ... i rushed to answer the question w/o reading the question compeltely. Agree with A (ratio) we can have %. Answer is A
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New post 20 Mar 2006, 21:09
E... sounds right

Do we know every cubicle is occupied?
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New post 21 Mar 2006, 09:48
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E... sounds right

Do we know every cubicle is occupied?


Yes, we know. It's stated in the question "At a certain company, each employee has either an office or a cubicle. If each office or cubicle is occupied by exactly one employee, what percent of the employees have offices? ", meaning to say every office/cube must be occupied by 1 employee
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