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# GMAT PREP Impossible Problem

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31 May 2008, 13:52
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to solve. Simply because I think they give wrong answer. Seriously. I encountered this question after getting 26 of the first 28 problems right. And I still don't see how they come to their answer:

If the drama club and music club are combined, what percent of the combined membership will be male?

(1) Of the 16 members of the drama club, 15 are male
(2) Of the 20 members of the music club, 10 are male

Go ahead. I dare you. Warning. You may lose your Saturday trying to get this right.

How the hell is this not C?

Are the GMAT people so politically correct now, that I cant assume a group consists of two sexes, but rather I have to take into account hermaphodites and transgenders?

They say the answer is E.
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31 May 2008, 13:57
I get E...

its E because we dont know about the overlap between Music and Drama club..

how do we know that those members of drama club and not already members of music club??
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31 May 2008, 14:07
good grief. I am an idiot.

Im gonna go chug a beer.

Thanks.
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31 May 2008, 15:06
haha..looks like no one is loosing their sleep tonite LOL
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31 May 2008, 20:20
U r not taking into account the fact that there may be some members who are common in both the clubs. Without that information, even (1) and (2) combined cannot give the right answer. So the answer must be E.

irishspring go thru this:

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Cheers! Dnt lose ur sleep. getting 26 right out of 28 is something to celebrate of

irishspring wrote:
to solve. Simply because I think they give wrong answer. Seriously. I encountered this question after getting 26 of the first 28 problems right. And I still don't see how they come to their answer:

If the drama club and music club are combined, what percent of the combined membership will be male?

(1) Of the 16 members of the drama club, 15 are male
(2) Of the 20 members of the music club, 10 are male

Go ahead. I dare you. Warning. You may lose your Saturday trying to get this right.

How the hell is this not C?

Are the GMAT people so politically correct now, that I cant assume a group consists of two sexes, but rather I have to take into account hermaphodites and transgenders?

They say the answer is E.
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01 Jun 2008, 00:03
irishspring wrote:
to solve. Simply because I think they give wrong answer. Seriously. I encountered this question after getting 26 of the first 28 problems right. And I still don't see how they come to their answer:

If the drama club and music club are combined, what percent of the combined membership will be male?

(1) Of the 16 members of the drama club, 15 are male
(2) Of the 20 members of the music club, 10 are male

Go ahead. I dare you. Warning. You may lose your Saturday trying to get this right.

How the hell is this not C?

Are the GMAT people so politically correct now, that I cant assume a group consists of two sexes, but rather I have to take into account hermaphodites and transgenders?

They say the answer is E.

enough said already. still my 2 cents:

apart from overlaping, we also do not know about the exact number of members in either club.

st. 1 says only about 16 members not about total member. how many members are there in drama club? nobody knows. 16? 20? 200? donot know.
same applies to st. 2 too.

so E is it.
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