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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?)


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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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Just incase it helps anybody visualise what is going on, a figure is attached.


I solved in same manner and got answer A but the official correct answer is B.
Can you please explain?
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Just incase it helps anybody visualise what is going on, a figure is attached.


I solved in same manner and got answer A but the official correct answer is B.
Can you please explain?


That's correct. Answer required is in percentage.

So, \(\frac{16}{64} * 100 = 25%\)

Answer = B
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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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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?
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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) = ?




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?


You can post in main math forum: gmat-quantitative-section-7/
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I think this question is answered in the discussion above.

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