Darkhorse12 wrote:
After the elections the parliament, which consists of 400 members, is considering passing a new bill. If a bill requires 189 votes to be passed, will it pass? (Refer to the pie chart)
1. Exactly 85% of the laborites will vote for the bill.
2. None of the Republicans or Democrats will vote for the bill.
I believe the OA is incorrect. Please confirm.
Thanks.
OA: C
Given Total Number of Members = 400 Members
Votes required for the bill to pass = 189
After Election
Number of laborites\(= \frac{55}{100}*400 =220\)
Number of Dem\(= \frac{12}{100}*400 =48\)
Number of Rep\(= \frac{33}{100}*400 =132\)
1. Exactly \(85\)% of the Laborites will vote for the bill.
Laborites vote in favor of bill \(= \frac{85}{100}*220= 187\).
We do not know about the number of Dem and Rep votes in favor of the bill.
Statement \(1\) alone is insufficient.
2. None of the Republicans or Democrats will vote for the bill.
Statement 2 does not give information about the votes of Laborites.
Statement \(2\) alone is insufficient.
Combining (1) and (2), We know that Total Votes in favor of passing the bill are \(187+0=187\), which is \(2\) less than votes required for passing the bill .
So Combining the Statement (1) and (2) is sufficient.