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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

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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?) _________________

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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) = ? _________________

Re: In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink]
07 Jan 2015, 12:34

Very simple but TRICKY question, I admit I was fooled.

Let there be 100 people in Town X. Therefore, there are 64 employed people, of which 48 are male. Hence, there are 16 females.

The trick is that we need to find out what is the ratio of these 16 to 64 (EMPLOYED) not 100 (TOTAL):

16/64 = 25% _________________

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Re: In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink]
13 Jan 2015, 00:01

Bunuel wrote:

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) = ?

Hi Bunuel, i am really sorry this is totally irrelevant to this thread. I looked around and couldnt find out, can you please tell me that If i want to seek your advice on strategy/material selection issues, where should i post my query?

Re: In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink]
13 Jan 2015, 02:42

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mulhinmjavid wrote:

Bunuel wrote:

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) = ?

Hi Bunuel, i am really sorry this is totally irrelevant to this thread. I looked around and couldnt find out, can you please tell me that If i want to seek your advice on strategy/material selection issues, where should i post my query?

In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink]
13 Jan 2015, 22:40

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) = ?[/quote]

Hi Bunuel, i am really sorry this is totally irrelevant to this thread. I looked around and couldnt find out, can you please tell me that If i want to seek your advice on strategy/material selection issues, where should i post my query?[/quote]

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