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# Of the 1400 college teachers surveyed, 42 % said they

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Of the 1400 college teachers surveyed, 42 % said they [#permalink]  06 Apr 2009, 22:23
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Of the 1400 college teachers surveyed, 42 % said they considered engaging in research an essential goal. How many of the college teachers surveyed were women..?

1) in the survey, 36% of the men and 50% of the women said that they considered engaging in the research an essential goal.

2) In the survey, 288 men said that they considered engaging in the research an essential goal.

GMAT PREP Q... IT says OA is A...??? How A….can be the answer..?? pl explain in little ..thanks,!!
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Re: DS: prep. [#permalink]  09 Apr 2009, 02:02
IMO it is B.... but OA is A...!!!
how..!! can anybody pl...explain in little. thanks.
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Re: DS: prep. [#permalink]  09 Apr 2009, 06:28
Number of men survyed =x
Number of women surveyed=y
y=?
Given:
x+y=1,400
and number considering research an essential goal= 1400*.42=588

Statement 1) states that:

.36x+.5y=560
and given is x+y=1,400
we can solve the two equations to find y, hence sufficient.
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