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In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48

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01 Dec 2005, 14:27
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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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01 Dec 2005, 19:19
Assuming 100 people in population

Employed males = 48
Employed people = 64
Employed females = 16
% of employed people who are female = 16/64 = 25%
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01 Dec 2005, 22:35
Good question. Yes, 16/64=25%.

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02 Dec 2005, 01:51
Since out of 64 employed, 48 are males, the rest of them are females

16/64/=1/4=25%
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02 Dec 2005, 03:54
Let total pop. be 100.
Then 64 people are employed, and of which 48 are male employed.
Hence the remaining 16 are female employed.
16 of 64 is 1/4 or 25%
Re: percent problem   [#permalink] 02 Dec 2005, 03:54
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