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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
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Re: Labor Force [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2007, 14:42
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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


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

Is it D ?
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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.
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I'd still like the oA?
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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...
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