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In a certain year the UN's total expenditures were $1.6bio.

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In a certain year the UN's total expenditures were $1.6bio. [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2006, 23:31
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In a certain year the UN's total expenditures were $1.6bio. Of this amount, 67.8 percent was paid by the 6 highest contributing countries, and the balance was paid by the remaining 153 countries. Was country X among the 6 highest-contributing countries?

(1) 56 percent of the total expenditures was paid by the 4 highest contributing countries, each of which paid more than country X

(2) Country X paid 4.8 percent of the total expenditures
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2006, 01:33
1) Sufficient. since each paid more than country X, 56/5= 11.2 < 12 ,8 which is higher than X. so X is not the 6th member highest-contributing countries.

2) not Sufficient.

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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2006, 02:09
I take my above answer back....

1- Is not Sufficient, since it doesnt metioned the % of each country contribution.

So i pick E...

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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2006, 02:27
I get C. Together, A and B seem sufficient to prove X was not in the top 6.

A cannot be true without the assumpution that contribution of X was (67.5-56) = 11.5 %, but there is nothing here to indicate that.

B: By itself again does not say enough since the other countries' contributions may have totalled (67.5-4.8)% while the other 153 countries are all less than 4.8%
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Re: DS: GMAT Prep [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2006, 08:04
Hermione wrote:
In a certain year the UN's total expenditures were $1.6bio. Of this amount, 67.8 percent was paid by the 6 highest contributing countries, and the balance was paid by the remaining 153 countries. Was country X among the 6 highest-contributing countries?

(1) 56 percent of the total expenditures was paid by the 5 highest contributing countries, each of which paid more than country X

(2) Country X paid 4.8 percent of the total expenditures


(1) implies that the sixth-highest contributor paid 67.8-56=11.8% of the total expenditures. This would mean the each of the five highest contributors paid at least 11.8% of the total expenditures, so the sum of their shares would be at least 59%. This contradicts (1). Are you sure the question is well-written?
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2006, 08:44
Sorry everyone. Copied statement (1) incorrectly. I changed it already.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2006, 10:38
The answer is defintely A...if it were written the way it was originally posted then it would be E.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2006, 00:21
st 1 just says that each of 4 countries contributed more than x and contruibuted a net 56% using this we can not say anything abt X contribution.
It may or may not be amongst top contributors. SO insuff

st2 says x contributed 4.8% of total expenditure. insuff

Combining them also we can not for certain say that X is amongst top 6.
So my pick is E
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