Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 29 Aug 2015, 13:11
GMAT Club Tests

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

In year X, 8.7 percent of the men in the labor force were

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 11 May 2007
Posts: 107
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 0

In year X, 8.7 percent of the men in the labor force were [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2007, 13:48
In year X, 8.7 percent of the men in the labor force were unemployed in June compared with 8.4 percent is May. If the number of men in the labor force was the same for both months, how many men were unemployed in June of that year?

(1) In May of year X, the number of unemployed men in the labor force was 3.36 million.

(2) In year X, 120,000 more men in the labor force were unemployed in June than in May
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 11 May 2007
Posts: 107
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 0

Re: Labor Force [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2007, 14:42
yogachgolf wrote:
In year X, 8.7 percent of the men in the labor force were unemployed in June compared with 8.4 percent is May. If the number of men in the labor force was the same for both months, how many men were unemployed in June of that year?

(1) In May of year X, the number of unemployed men in the labor force was 3.36 million.

(2) In year X, 120,000 more men in the labor force were unemployed in June than in May


Please ignore this one...
SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 28 Dec 2005
Posts: 1576
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 97 [0], given: 2

 [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2007, 15:24
now im curious about the answer.

Is it D ?
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 01 May 2007
Posts: 793
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 141 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2007, 15:28
It's D.

1) 3.36/8.4%(x) where x is the total # of men in the labor force.

2) u = 8.4%(x) and u + 120,000 = 8.7(x)
Solve for x, then calculate unemployed for june.
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 01 May 2007
Posts: 793
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 141 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2007, 15:29
I'd still like the oA?
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 Jan 2011
Posts: 378
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 89 [0], given: 87

Re: Labor Force [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2011, 18:28
yogachgolf wrote:
In year X, 8.7 percent of the men in the labor force were unemployed in June compared with 8.4 percent is May. If the number of men in the labor force was the same for both months, how many men were unemployed in June of that year?

(1) In May of year X, the number of unemployed men in the labor force was 3.36 million.

(2) In year X, 120,000 more men in the labor force were unemployed in June than in May



Is my approach right?

1) 3.36 mil ---> 8.4 %
Therefore 8.7 % = 3.36 * 8.4
-----------
8.7

Thus 1 is sufficient

2) 8.7 - 8.4 = 0.3%

0.3% -----> 120, 000

Therefore 8.7 % = 8.7 * 120,000
-------------
0.3

Thus 2 nd statement is sufficient

Thus OA = D


Let me know if my approach is correct...
Re: Labor Force   [#permalink] 30 Sep 2011, 18:28
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
5 Experts publish their posts in the topic Brute Force for Positive Integral Solutions VeritasPrepKarishma 2 21 Oct 2012, 20:29
2 Experts publish their posts in the topic 6.4 is what percent of 16,000? is it asking 6.4 *x%=16000? yufenshi 8 23 Nov 2010, 21:50
4 Four dollar amounts w,x ,y, and z, were invested in a ksharma12 3 15 Apr 2010, 11:19
40 Experts publish their posts in the topic Math: Number Theory - Percents Bunuel 44 22 Mar 2010, 14:24
56 Seed mixture X is 40 percent ryegrass and 60 + More Problems LiveStronger 34 29 Nov 2008, 08:32
Display posts from previous: Sort by

In year X, 8.7 percent of the men in the labor force were

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.