Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 19 Apr 2014, 14:08

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

In an examination 55% of the candidates passed Swahili and

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 30 Aug 2003
Posts: 330
Location: BACARDIVILLE
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
In an examination 55% of the candidates passed Swahili and [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2004, 16:27
In an examination 55% of the candidates passed Swahili and 75% in Mandarin while 18% failed in both subjects and 24 passed in both the subjects. How many candidates took these two :yak exams?

a. 82
b. 50
c. 26
d. 48
_________________

Pls include reasoning along with all answer posts.
****GMAT Loco****
Este examen me conduce jodiendo loco

Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 28 Oct 2003
Posts: 503
Location: 55405
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2004, 17:16
In an examination 55% of the candidates passed Swahili and 75% in Mandarin while 18% failed in both subjects

100-18= 82% of students passed one, the other, or both
82-55=27% passed only Mandarin
82-75=7% passed only Swahili
82- (27+7)= 48% passed both

24 passed in both the subjects

That means we can take all the percents and simply divide by 2.

50
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 28 Oct 2003
Posts: 503
Location: 55405
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2004, 17:18
Of course this is impossible, because it would mean that thirteen and a half students passed only Mandarin.

I don't know If the fault is mine or the question's but I have to go away for a while...
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 01 Dec 2003
Posts: 35
Location: infront of my LCD
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2004, 17:19
X = Total # candidates

x 55% + x 75% - 24 = X 82%

x=50
  [#permalink] 10 Jan 2004, 17:19
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
New posts In an examination, 35% candidates failed in one subject and maaverick 9 17 Mar 2005, 04:19
New posts In an examination, a minimum of marks is to be scored in anirban16 2 19 Mar 2005, 08:20
New posts An examination of corruption provides the basis for eyunni 6 23 Oct 2007, 18:08
New posts 1 On the basis of--/ and examinations of fossils lgon 6 27 Nov 2008, 01:58
New posts 1 Experts publish their posts in the topic An examination of corruption provides the basis for gmatbull 5 12 Nov 2012, 05:40
Display posts from previous: Sort by

In an examination 55% of the candidates passed Swahili and

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.