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# At a certain university, if 50 percent of the people who

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At a certain university, if 50 percent of the people who inquire about admission policies actually submit applications for admission, what percent of those who submit applications for admission enroll in classes at the university?
(1) Fifteen percent of those who submit applications for admission are accepted at the university.
(2) Eighty percent of those who are accepted send a deposit to the university.
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19 Jun 2009, 04:16
In my opinion (E),

This problem is confusing because of its wording, that is, we have to conceive intuitively that "to be enrolled" is not equivalent to "to be accepted".

(1) Fifteen percent of those who submit applications for admission are accepted at the university.

Since it's not necessary that all of the accepted applicants must be enrolled or, in other words, will attend these classes. Hence (1) is insufficient.

(2) Eighty percent of those who are accepted send a deposit to the university.

Absolutely, Sending a deposit doesn't relate to the percentage of enrolled applicants. Thus (2) is insufficient.

Combining (1) and (2) together is not able to answer the question. Finally, opt for (E).

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19 Jun 2009, 05:31
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In my opinion (E),

This problem is confusing because of its wording, that is, we have to conceive intuitively that "to be enrolled" is not equivalent to "to be accepted".

(1) Fifteen percent of those who submit applications for admission are accepted at the university.

Since it's not necessary that all of the accepted applicants must be enrolled or, in other words, will attend these classes. Hence (1) is insufficient.

(2) Eighty percent of those who are accepted send a deposit to the university.

Absolutely, Sending a deposit doesn't relate to the percentage of enrolled applicants. Thus (2) is insufficient.

Combining (1) and (2) together is not able to answer the question. Finally, opt for (E).

Yes, correct, i would go with E too.
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20 Jun 2009, 18:53
E for me too. There is no guarantee that everybody who is accepeted will enroll in classes. There is also no guarantee that everybody who sends a deposit enrolls in classes.

There is not any useful information from either (1) or (2) that can help answer the question. Hence E.

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21 Mar 2011, 19:48
amolsk11 wrote:
At a certain university, if 50 percent of the people who inquire about admission policies actually submit applications for admission, what percent of those who submit applications for admission enroll in classes at the university?
(1) Fifteen percent of those who submit applications for admission are accepted at the university.
(2) Eighty percent of those who are accepted send a deposit to the university.

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22 Mar 2011, 02:37
This is quite garbled wording, not sure if in GMAT such questions would appear.
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30 Oct 2014, 15:42
sdrandom1 wrote:
E for me too. There is no guarantee that everybody who is accepeted will enroll in classes. There is also no guarantee that everybody who sends a deposit enrolls in classes.

There is not any useful information from either (1) or (2) that can help answer the question. Hence E.

What is the OA???

I found out that the OA is
[Reveal] Spoiler:
E

May be one of our nice moderators can edit the post to add the OA in the question ..... WoundedTiger

Last edited by dmmk on 30 Oct 2014, 15:54, edited 1 time in total.

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30 Oct 2014, 15:50
Onell wrote:
amolsk11 wrote:
At a certain university, if 50 percent of the people who inquire about admission policies actually submit applications for admission, what percent of those who submit applications for admission enroll in classes at the university?
(1) Fifteen percent of those who submit applications for admission are accepted at the university.
(2) Eighty percent of those who are accepted send a deposit to the university.

I did not post the question, but I came across the same question in a document (shared by a friend over torrents) produced by a New Oriental Education and technology group which runs many schools in Beijing, China and some of the courses they offer include GMAT tutoring.

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31 Oct 2014, 04:13
IMO, its C. As it asks what percent of those who submit app

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31 Oct 2014, 05:11
lahoosaher wrote:
At a certain university, if 50 percent of the people who inquire about admission policies actually submit applications for admission, what percent of those who submit applications for admission enroll in classes at the university?
(1) Fifteen percent of those who submit applications for admission are accepted at the university.
(2) Eighty percent of those who are accepted send a deposit to the university.

This is a poor quality question, so ignore it.
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