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In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink]
13 Dec 2012, 09:24

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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?

Re: In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink]
13 Dec 2012, 09:26

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Walkabout wrote:

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.

Re: In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink]
17 Jan 2013, 09:17

Bunuel wrote:

Walkabout wrote:

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.

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

Re: In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink]
17 Jan 2013, 09:55

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Cassiss wrote:

Bunuel wrote:

Walkabout wrote:

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.

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

Re: In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink]
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%.

Re: In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink]
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?

Re: In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink]
27 Dec 2013, 02:11

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theGame001 wrote:

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". _________________

Re: In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink]
28 Dec 2013, 07:54

Walkabout wrote:

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

In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink]
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?)

Re: In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink]
15 Jul 2014, 09:06

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BrainLab wrote:

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) = ? _________________