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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.


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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.


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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.


Hi Darkhorse12,

Total members = 400

After election status (from pie chart):

Laborites --- 55% = 220
Democrats -- 12% = 48
Republicans --33% = 132

St 1:
Exactly 85% of the laborites will vote for the bill. ==> 85% of 220 = 187. No information regarding Democratic or Republicans. Hence, insufficient.

St 2:
None of the Republicans or Democrats will vote for the bill. => No information regarding Laborites. Hence, insufficient.

By combining St 1 and 2, we know that exactly 187 people have voted for the bill. Hence, the bill will not pass. A definite answer. Answer C

Hope this helps.
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Total members = 400

After election Laborites --- 55% = 220

(1) 85% of the laborites will vote for the bill = 220 *85/100 = 187. No information about Democratic or Republicans. Hence, Insufficient.

(2) None of the Republicans or Democrats will vote for the bill; i.e. 45% = 400*45/100 = 180 will not vote foe the bill.
No information about the rest. Hence, Insufficient.

(1) & (2) together, only 187 will vote for the bill and rest will not. So the bill will not pass. Hence, Sufficient.

Answer C.
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ganand wrote:
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.


Hi Darkhorse12,

Total members = 400

After election status (from pie chart):

Laborites --- 55% = 220
Democrats -- 12% = 48
Republicans --33% = 132

St 1:
Exactly 85% of the laborites will vote for the bill. ==> 85% of 220 = 187. No information regarding Democratic or Republicans. Hence, insufficient.

St 2:
None of the Republicans or Democrats will vote for the bill. => No information regarding Laborites. Hence, insufficient.

By combining St 1 and 2, we know that exactly 187 people have voted for the bill. Hence, the bill will not pass. A definite answer. Answer C

Hope this helps.




O yes!
I marked B because I thought Laborites were 187 in number.

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Bunuel wrote:
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.


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Bunuel .. I apologize. It wont happen again!
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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.
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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.


Where Is the info that laborites+republicans+democrats=400?
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nirmalendu1 wrote:
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.


Where Is the info that laborites+republicans+democrats=400?


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