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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:applications [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2009, 03:16
In my opinion (E),

This problem is confusing because of its wording, that is, we have to conceive intuitively that "to be enrolled" is not equivalent to "to be accepted".

(1) Fifteen percent of those who submit applications for admission are accepted at the university.

Since it's not necessary that all of the accepted applicants must be enrolled or, in other words, will attend these classes. Hence (1) is insufficient.

(2) Eighty percent of those who are accepted send a deposit to the university.

Absolutely, Sending a deposit doesn't relate to the percentage of enrolled applicants. Thus (2) is insufficient.


Combining (1) and (2) together is not able to answer the question. Finally, opt for (E).
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Re: DS:applications [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2009, 04:31
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In my opinion (E),

This problem is confusing because of its wording, that is, we have to conceive intuitively that "to be enrolled" is not equivalent to "to be accepted".

(1) Fifteen percent of those who submit applications for admission are accepted at the university.

Since it's not necessary that all of the accepted applicants must be enrolled or, in other words, will attend these classes. Hence (1) is insufficient.

(2) Eighty percent of those who are accepted send a deposit to the university.

Absolutely, Sending a deposit doesn't relate to the percentage of enrolled applicants. Thus (2) is insufficient.


Combining (1) and (2) together is not able to answer the question. Finally, opt for (E).


Yes, correct, i would go with E too.
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Re: DS:applications [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2009, 17:53
E for me too. There is no guarantee that everybody who is accepeted will enroll in classes. There is also no guarantee that everybody who sends a deposit enrolls in classes.

There is not any useful information from either (1) or (2) that can help answer the question. Hence E.

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Re: DS:applications [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2011, 09:28
this is a bad wording.
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Re: DS:applications [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2011, 18:48
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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:applications [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2011, 01:37
This is quite garbled wording, not sure if in GMAT such questions would appear.
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Re: DS:applications   [#permalink] 22 Mar 2011, 01:37
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