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In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 percent of the population are employed males. What percent of the employed people in Town X are females?

(A) 16%
(B) 25%
(C) 32%
(D) 40%
(E) 52%
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In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 percent of the population are employed males. What percent of the employed people in Town X are females?

(A) 16%
(B) 25%
(C) 32%
(D) 40%
(E) 52%


We are asked to find the percentage of females in employed people.

Total employed people 64%, out of which 48 are employed males, hence 16% are employed females.

(employed females)/(total employed people)=16/64=1/4=25%

Answer: B.
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Re: In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 09:17
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In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 percent of the population are employed males. What percent of the employed people in Town X are females?

(A) 16%
(B) 25%
(C) 32%
(D) 40%
(E) 52%


We are asked to find the percentage of females in employed people.

Total employed people 64%, out of which 48 are employed males, hence 16% are employed females.

(employed females)/(total employed people)=16/64=1/4=25%

Answer: B.



Hello Bunuel, i didnt understood yout answer ho do you get the 16%?

here is how i did:

48 % of the employed are males (lets make it 50%) so the rest which are female should be 52% (~50%)

so the female part is close to 50% of the total employed which is 64% of the total population,
so employed female would be close to 32% of the total population
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Re: In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 09:55
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In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 percent of the population are employed males. What percent of the employed people in Town X are females?

(A) 16%
(B) 25%
(C) 32%
(D) 40%
(E) 52%


We are asked to find the percentage of females in employed people.

Total employed people 64%, out of which 48 are employed males, hence 16% are employed females.

(employed females)/(total employed people)=16/64=1/4=25%

Answer: B.



Hello Bunuel, i didnt understood yout answer ho do you get the 16%?

here is how i did:

48 % of the employed are males (lets make it 50%) so the rest which are female should be 52% (~50%)

so the female part is close to 50% of the total employed which is 64% of the total population,
so employed female would be close to 32% of the total population



Let the population be x.
Employed Population know is 64x.
Male Employed Population = 48x.
Female employed Population = 64x - 48x= 16x

Percentage of Employed population female employed population is

16x/64x *100 = 25%
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Re: In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2013, 08:54
Lets say there are 100 people in the town.
Its mentioned that 64% of the population are employed means 64 are employed.
and 48% of the population are employed males that means 48 people are employed males.
Hence 64-48=16 are employed females.
Lets put this as % out of 64 = 16*100/64 = 25%.
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Re: In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2013, 22:28
this question is little confusing. When they say "and 48 percent of the population are employed males" do they mean 48% of total population of 48% of employed population?
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Re: In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2013, 02:11
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this question is little confusing. When they say "and 48 percent of the population are employed males" do they mean 48% of total population of 48% of employed population?


The stem clearly says: "48 percent of the population are employed males" not "48 percent of the employed population are employed males".
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Re: In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2013, 07:54
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In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 percent of the population are employed males. What percent of the employed people in Town X are females?

(A) 16%
(B) 25%
(C) 32%
(D) 40%
(E) 52%




48/64 = employed males/total employed ---> simplify ---> 3/4 ----> females correspond 25% of all employed people
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Re: In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2014, 02:53
Option B.
Let there be 100 people in town X.
64 are employed and 48 are employed males.So 16 are employed females.
We are asked:(16/64)*100=25%
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In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2014, 07:45
this question is little confusing, it very easy to calculate and to find 16/64 = 25%, but , is the question asking the relation of all females /64 or just the relation of employed females /64 or unemployed females/64.....? (What percent of the employed people in Town X are females (employed , unemployed, all of them?)
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this question is little confusing, it very easy to calculate and to find 16/64 = 25%, but , is the question asking the relation of all females /64 or just the relation of employed females /64 or unemployed females/64.....? (What percent of the employed people in Town X are females (employed , unemployed, all of them?)


I think this question is answered in the discussion above.

What percent of the employed people in Town X are females? --> (employed females)/(total employed people) = ?
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Re: In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2014, 00:07
Say total population = 100

So, Total Employed = 64

Male Employed = 48

So, Female Employed = 64 - 48 = 16

Percentage of Female Employed among total Employed = \frac{16}{64} * 100 = 25%

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