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Re: What percent of a group of people are women with red hair? [#permalink]
29 Oct 2013, 22:07
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What percent of a group of people are women with red hair? Based on question stem there is not much work that can be performed prior to evaluating the 2 statements. However, it may be helpful to understand that to determine the percent of a group you must have a value for the part and for the whole or the % of the part of the whole.
(1) Of the women in the group, 5 percent have red hair. - I/S - We don't know what % (part) of women represent of the whole even though we know what percent of the women have red hair. In addition we don't know have many classifications are in the group - is it men & women, men, women and children. Lots of unknowns.
(2) Of the men in the group, 10 percent have red hair. I/S - from the stmt. we know that there are men in the group but we still don't what % (part) of group (whole) men represents. We could back solve to determine the % of women. Therefore another insufficient stmt.
Taking both stmts together, its still I/S. We don't know the size of the group, % or value that are women or men. If we had that information we could solve because we known what percent of women have red hair based on stmt 1. So Answer is E.
What percent of a group of people are women with red hair? [#permalink]
18 Jun 2014, 19:39
Bunuel wrote:
What percent of a group of people are women with red hair?
(1) Of the women in the group, 5 percent have red hair. (2) Of the men in the group, 10 percent have red hair.
Practice Questions Question: 2 Page: 275 Difficulty: 550
Hi Bunuel,
I want to confirm 1) the meaning of the question and 2) the OA explanation here.
1. Percent of a group of people are women with red hair = women with red hair/total number of people in group OR Percent of a group of people are women with red hair = women with red hair/total number of women in group ? Which one is correct? I think both is correct because OA explanation quoted as following clearly mentions that.
2. OA explanation (OG12-p290) for the (1) of the question says that: "This indicates that 5 percent of the women have red hair, but neither the total number of women nor the total number of people in the group is known. Therefore, further information is needed; NOT sufficient". If OA includes "the total number of women" as the denominator, then (1) should be correct because clearly (1) is stated that: Of the women in the group, 5 percent have red hair. I understand this statement like this: women with red hair/women in group = 5%. Does that mean we already know the number of women and the % of women with red hair. It should be sufficient. Right?
Please give your comment, Thank you so much! _________________
Re: What percent of a group of people are women with red hair? [#permalink]
21 Jun 2014, 06:23
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LucyDang wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
What percent of a group of people are women with red hair?
(1) Of the women in the group, 5 percent have red hair. (2) Of the men in the group, 10 percent have red hair.
Practice Questions Question: 2 Page: 275 Difficulty: 550
Hi Bunuel,
I want to confirm 1) the meaning of the question and 2) the OA explanation here.
1. Percent of a group of people are women with red hair = women with red hair/total number of people in group OR Percent of a group of people are women with red hair = women with red hair/total number of women in group ? Which one is correct? I think both is correct because OA explanation quoted as following clearly mentions that.
2. OA explanation (OG12-p290) for the (1) of the question says that: "This indicates that 5 percent of the women have red hair, but neither the total number of women nor the total number of people in the group is known. Therefore, further information is needed; NOT sufficient". If OA includes "the total number of women" as the denominator, then (1) should be correct because clearly (1) is stated that: Of the women in the group, 5 percent have red hair. I understand this statement like this: women with red hair/women in group = 5%. Does that mean we already know the number of women and the % of women with red hair. It should be sufficient. Right?
Please give your comment, Thank you so much!
What percent of a group of people are women with red hair? The question asks to find (women with red hair)/(total number of people).
(1) Of the women in the group, 5 percent have red hair (women with red hair) = 0.05*(total # of women) --> so we need to find 0.05*(total # of women)/(total number of people).
Here the OG says: neither the total number of women nor the total number of people in the group is known. Thus we cannot find the required ratio.
Re: What percent of a group of people are women with red hair? [#permalink]
25 Jun 2014, 22:07
Bunuel wrote:
LucyDang wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
What percent of a group of people are women with red hair?
(1) Of the women in the group, 5 percent have red hair. (2) Of the men in the group, 10 percent have red hair.
Practice Questions Question: 2 Page: 275 Difficulty: 550
Hi Bunuel,
I want to confirm 1) the meaning of the question and 2) the OA explanation here.
1. Percent of a group of people are women with red hair = women with red hair/total number of people in group OR Percent of a group of people are women with red hair = women with red hair/total number of women in group ? Which one is correct? I think both is correct because OA explanation quoted as following clearly mentions that.
2. OA explanation (OG12-p290) for the (1) of the question says that: "This indicates that 5 percent of the women have red hair, but neither the total number of women nor the total number of people in the group is known. Therefore, further information is needed; NOT sufficient". If OA includes "the total number of women" as the denominator, then (1) should be correct because clearly (1) is stated that: Of the women in the group, 5 percent have red hair. I understand this statement like this: women with red hair/women in group = 5%. Does that mean we already know the number of women and the % of women with red hair. It should be sufficient. Right?
Please give your comment, Thank you so much!
What percent of a group of people are women with red hair? The question asks to find (women with red hair)/(total number of people).
(1) Of the women in the group, 5 percent have red hair (women with red hair) = 0.05*(total # of women) --> so we need to find 0.05*(total # of women)/(total number of people).
Here the OG says: neither the total number of women nor the total number of people in the group is known. Thus we cannot find the required ratio.
Does this make sense?
Yes, it does!! Many thanks, Bunuel!! _________________
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