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If ninety percent of the expected number of managers [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2011, 23:25
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If ninety percent of the expected number of managers attended a conference, how many managers attended the conference?

(1) No more than ninety percent of all managers were expected to attend the conference

(2) 7 managers did not attend the conference

Source: Master Gmat 18 Q in sample test
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Re: managers at a party [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2011, 23:35
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If ninety percent of the expected number of managers attended a conference, how many managers attended the conference?

(1) No more than ninety percent of all managers were expected to attend the conference

(2) 7 managers did not attend the conference

Source: Master Gmat 18 Q in sample test


I think the wording are more important here...
90% of expected number of manager

st1: no more than 90% .. can be 50% -- can be 89%......... insufficient
st2: 7 manager dint come ... dont get mistaken by assuming this is 10%( 100- 90%). 90% is of the expected managers... insufficient

1&2 : we still dont know how many managers were expected..
suppose there are 100 managers.. 7 dint come = 93.
we expected 80 to come for conference. the question stem says 90% of these 80 manager came .. = 72.
so this number(72) can change dependending upon other parameters.

hence E
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Re: managers at a party [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2011, 23:39
1) Max 90% of all manageres expected. If 90% of that maximum showed up it states that max 81% of the expected showed up. But it's a maximum so it could easily also be just 50% we don't know - Insufficient
2) 7 did not attend but that does not give any information on the rest

1+2) Since we don't know the actual number of managers that were really expected to be present, you can't really tell how much managers showed up even though you know 7 managers were not present. For example if it would be exactly 90% that was expected and thus 90% of them showed up, you would know that 81% showed up leaving 19% that didnt and you could relate those 7 managers to that 19% and come up with a total of around 37 managers. Right now, you're not sure so E is the best choice.
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Re: managers at a party [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2011, 09:48
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If ninety percent of the expected number of managers attended a conference, how many managers attended the conference?

(1) No more than ninety percent of all managers were expected to attend the conference

(2) 7 managers did not attend the conference

Source: Master Gmat 18 Q in sample test


From statement 1
Let total no. of managers be x.
a maximum of 0.9x managers were expected to attend.
at max, 0.9(0.9x) managers attended.
Insufficient

From statement 2
We do not know the number of managers expected to attend. Unable to derive any concrete values with given info.
Insufficient.

Statement 1 + 2
We are not sure how many percent of total managers attended the conference. It can be anywhere between 0% to 90%.
As such, knowing the number of managers who did not attend is insufficient for us to derive answer.
Insufficient.

Answer: E
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Re: managers at a party [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2011, 09:51
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If ninety percent of the expected number of managers attended a conference, how many managers attended the conference?

(1) No more than ninety percent of all managers were expected to attend the conference

(2) 7 managers did not attend the conference

Source: Master Gmat 18 Q in sample test


From statement 1
no actual values to work with. Unable to derive number of managers who attended.
Insufficient

From statement 2
We do not know the number of managers expected to attend. Unable to derive any concrete values with given info.
Insufficient.

Statement 1 + 2
We are not sure what is the actual percentage/number of managers expected to attend the conference. It can be anywhere between 0% to 90%.
As such, knowing the number of managers who did not attend is insufficient for us to derive answer.
Insufficient.

Answer: E
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Re: managers at a party [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2011, 19:45
I chose C mistaking that Stat1 is absolute. If Stat1 did not say "No more than", then would I be able to say that 1+2 is sufficient?

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Re: managers at a party   [#permalink] 12 Oct 2011, 19:45
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