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# In a certain company, 55% of the workers are men. If 30% of

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In a certain company, 55% of the workers are men. If 30% of [#permalink]  10 Dec 2003, 09:29
In a certain company, 55% of the workers are men. If 30% of the workers are full-time employees and 60% of these are women, what percentage of the full-time workers in the company are men?

12%

40%

60%

2/3
66 %

7/9
77
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This is either poorly phrased or a trick question.

From the question: "If 30% of the workers are full-time employees and 60% of these are women, what percentage of the full-time workers in the company are men"

If 60% of the fulltime workers are women, then 40% of the fulltime workers are men, assuming no neuters.
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12%?

30% are full time workers. 60% are women so 40% should be men. We're asked for percent of total men in the company being full time workers so we have to find 40% on 30%. And that is 12% of total. Basically the fact: 55% of workers being men, is redundant.
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may be u are right.. coz i dont know the correct answer...there's no solutions or answers .. for some problems in this test.
thanks
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I am getting 10%.

If we assume there are totally 100 employees.
55 - Men
45 - Women

30 are fulltime employees

60%(45) = 27

So, only 3 men can be fulltime employees.

3/30 multiplied by 100 gives 10.
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Men Women
Full Time 12% 18% 30%

Part Time 43% 27% 70%

55% 45% 100%

60% of the 30% of the full time workers are female; therefore 18% of the total work force are full time female workers. Thus 12% of the total full time staff are male.

12%
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40% ..

By wonder_gmat's working we get 12 out of 100 workers, but FT total is 30, so answer is FT men/total Ft x 100 = 12/30 x 100 = 40%
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Kudos! you are right! i guess no calculation was necessary then. just take the residual of the 60% of female full time employees.
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hmm... the ambiguity!

bluefox420, I agree with you there too. Two ways to answer this question.
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Re: percent [#permalink]  12 Dec 2003, 23:18
shubhangi wrote:
In a certain company, 55% of the workers are men. If 30% of the workers are full-time employees and 60% of these are women, what percentage of the full-time workers in the company are men?

12%

40%

60%

2/3
66 %

7/9
77

draw a grid..this problem wont take more than a minute.

40%
Re: percent   [#permalink] 12 Dec 2003, 23:18
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