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17. At a certain university, if 50 percent of the people who inquire about admission policies actually submit applications for admission, what percent of those who submit applications for admission enroll in classes at the university?
(1) Fifteen percent of those who submit applications for admission are accepted at the university.
(2) Eighty percent of those who are accepted send a deposit to the university.
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Re: DS university [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 10:58
It is a very weak question and there is quite a few voids in the question. This question leaves possibility that few people, who do not inquire might also apply for admission and get the seats.
Therefore I will go for E.

Statement 1 sort of confirms this that 15% of people who submit application, so quite possible that more people than inquired applied for the admission.

Further statement 2 says that 80% of who are accepted send a deposit. But no where it is mentioned is the sending deposit means enrollment.
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Re: DS university [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 15:28
i took the question in simple terms :

100 people inquire

50 submit application (50% of 100)

1 says that 15% of 50 are accepted .

2 says that of these (15% of 50) only 80% send money to university (it makes sense that the one one who sends money is the one who enroll [no university will allow to enroll without the fees being payed])

So my answer wud be C

is that right Suresh ?
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Re: DS university [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 16:17
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17. At a certain university, if 50 percent of the people who inquire about admission policies actually submit applications for admission, what percent of those who submit applications for admission enroll in classes at the university?
(1) Fifteen percent of those who submit applications for admission are accepted at the university.
(2) Eighty percent of those who are accepted send a deposit to the university.


I ended up solving this like give below :
(1) 15% of those who submit are accepted : noi indication of how many enrol INSUFFI
(2)80% of accepted send deposit to university -> no indication of how many accepted INSUFFI

combine both : 80 % of15% of those submitting forms are depositing to university hence IMO C
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Re: DS university [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2008, 09:17
x2suresh wrote:
OA is E.


hey suresh
kindly post in the OE
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Re: DS university [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2008, 11:21
x2suresh wrote:
17. At a certain university, if 50 percent of the people who inquire about admission policies actually submit applications for admission, what percent of those who submit applications for admission enroll in classes at the university?
(1) Fifteen percent of those who submit applications for admission are accepted at the university.
(2) Eighty percent of those who are accepted send a deposit to the university.


This is def. E.

Doesnt say anything about enrolling in classes for either statement. Still don't just end there, id double check (as I did) to make sure you aren't making a really simple error!
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Re: DS university [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2008, 22:51
x2suresh wrote:
17. At a certain university, if 50 percent of the people who inquire about admission policies actually submit applications for admission, what percent of those who submit applications for admission enroll in classes at the university?
(1) Fifteen percent of those who submit applications for admission are accepted at the university.
(2) Eighty percent of those who are accepted send a deposit to the university.


IMO E) ... no mention of deposit means enrollment in class
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