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# 3/4 of the employees at a global company are female. If all

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3/4 of the employees at a global company are female. If all the employees are from American, Canadian, or Mexican, what percent of the male employees are Canadian?
(1) 4/5 of the female are American or Mexican.
(2) 1/3 of all the employees are Canadian.
A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.
B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
C. BOTH Statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER Statement alone is sufficient.
D. Each Statement ALONE is sufficient.
E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.

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30 Jul 2008, 02:50
lets say total employees are x

so 3x/4 are female and x/4 are male

stmt 1 - 4/5 female are american or mexican so 1/5 of female are canadian..

however nothing is giveb abt canadian male so not suff

stmt 2 - total canadian = x/3

not suff as individual count cannot be found

however using both we can find no. of canadian males ..

1/5 ( 3x/4) + no. of canadian male = x/3

using abv we get No. of canadian male and hence can find the %

C is ans

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30 Jul 2008, 03:42
I got C as well.

I hope it is the correct answer.

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30 Jul 2008, 05:42
arjtryarjtry wrote:
3/4 of the employees at a global company are female. If all the employees are from American, Canadian, or Mexican, what percent of the male employees are Canadian?
(1) 4/5 of the female are American or Mexican.
(2) 1/3 of all the employees are Canadian.
A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient.
B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient.
C. BOTH Statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER Statement alone is sufficient.
D. Each Statement ALONE is sufficient.
E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.

1) does not tell how many are Canadian

2) does not tell what percentage of females/males are Canadian

Combining both gives us Number of males

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