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# At a two-day seminar, 90 percent of those registered attende

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At a two-day seminar, 90 percent of those registered attended the seminar on the first day. What percent of those registered did not attend the seminar on either day?

(1) A total of 1,000 people registered for the two-day seminar.

(2) Of those registered, 80 percent attended the seminar on the second day.
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The information from the original problem plus statement (1) give you the first circle (900). Insufficient to solve for Neither.
The information from the original problem plus statement (2) give you the second circle (800). Also Insufficient to solve for Neither.

Together, you still have no idea how many individuals addended Both days. Since the proper formula for such a situation is
Total = Group 1 + Group 2 - Both + Neither, in our case we have
1000 = 900 + 800 - Both + Neither.
Since we are still left with two variables (B and N), the correct answer is E.
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At a two day seminar, 90% of those registered attended the seminar on the first day. What percent of those registered did not attend the seminar on either day?

(1) A total of 1,000 people registered for the two-day seminar
(2) Of those registered, 80% attended the seminar on the 2nd day

Main Stem: 90% attended on First Day

Statement I:
1000 Registered....We dont know how many attended on Second Day And how many attended on both the days......Insufficient

Statement II:
80% on II day; We dont know how many attended on both the days to find the NONE.......Insufficient

Even after combining Statements I & II, we dont get the percentage attended on both the days to calculate the percentage who didnt attend at all....

Hence Answer is E
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19 Dec 2005, 11:06
Kishore wrote:
At a two day seminar, 90% of those registered attended the seminar on the first day. What percent of those registered did not attend the seminar on either day?

(1) A total of 1,000 people registered for the two-day seminar
(2) Of those registered, 80% attended the seminar on the 2nd day

Main Stem: 90% attended on First Day

Statement I:
1000 Registered....We dont know how many attended on Second Day And how many attended on both the days......Insufficient

Statement II:
80% on II day; We dont know how many attended on both the days to find the NONE.......Insufficient

Even after combining Statements I & II, we dont get the percentage attended on both the days to calculate the percentage who didnt attend at all....

Hence Answer is E

Wouldn't the answer be C, if we knew that every participant registered had to attend the seminar on both the days?
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19 Dec 2005, 12:39
nothing tells us about the intersection

E is the answer

it is possible that 80% of the people on the second day were from 90 % on the first day - answer in that case is 100

But it is also possible that the 10 % who did not attend on he first day attended on the second day

therefore the answer to the question can be 0
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20 Dec 2005, 00:24
(1) 1000 people registered: only information we can get is 900 people attended on day 1. Not sufficient.

(2) We do not know how many attended. Not sufficient.

Using both, still not sufficient as we do not know if the 80% comprised of the remaining 10% that did not attend on day1.

Ans: E
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20 Dec 2005, 02:36
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At a two day seminar, 90% of those registered attended the seminar on the first day. What percent of those registered did not attend the seminar on either day?

(1) A total of 1,000 people registered for the two-day seminar
(2) Of those registered, 80% attended the seminar on the 2nd day

Stmt1 : Nothing is known about the second day. so insuff.
Stmt2: Number of people registered is unknown so insuff.
Combined: % of people who attended on both days is not given. So insuff.

Hence E.
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20 Dec 2005, 15:44
E.

not possible to determine unless we know the % of registered who attended the seminar both the days.
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13 Apr 2006, 15:30
The answer is E. We do not have enough information to solve this problem, because we don't know what percentage the overlap of attendance was between the two days. For example, all 80% that attended the second day also attended the first day. This would result in 10 % of people who didn't attend either day. however, if only 7/8 of the 80% that attended the second day also attended the first day, then you'd have 0% that attended either day. Since we could have multiple values that fulfill this, we cannot answer the question.

Statement 1 is irrelevant.
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I am getting E on this one.

1) INSUFFICIENT: This tells us that 900 people attended the seminar on the first day. 100 people did not atttend. But we know nothing about day 2.

2) INSUFFICIENT: We don't have any numbers to calculate how many people actually went to the seminar on both days.

Together: We know that 100 people did not attend on day 1 and that 200 people did not attend on day 2. But these could be unique people, so that 0% did not attend the seminars on either day. It could also be that the 100 people who did not attend on day 1 did not attend on day 2. So together insufficient.

A venn diagram would only be useful if we knew something about the overlap, ie how many people who went to the seminar on day 1 that also went on day 2. Since we have nothing on that, I am thinking E.
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12 Jul 2007, 12:16
I would say E, because you don't know how much overlap there is between the first and second days.
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12 Jul 2007, 12:22
leeye84 wrote:
At a two-day seminar, 90% of those registered attended the seminar on the first day. What percent of those registered did not attend the seminar on either day?

1) A total of 1000 people registered for the two-day seminar.
2) Of those registered, 80% attended the seminar on the second day.

I'm lost on this one. I think Venn Diagram should be used here, but I have no idea how to apply it. Please help. Thanks!

E. We do not know who registered on the first day and who did for the second day. there could be possibility that those registered for the first day did also register for the second day as well. it is also possible that those did not register for the first day also did not register for the second day.

i donot know how to draw a ven diagram on the computer. but if you can, it would clearly help.
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19 Mar 2018, 15:26
Hey guys.

How can I solve this kind of problems faster? I put some examples in the first statement to see that is insufficient. Then I do the same to the second statement. Then I combined them and see that is not sufficient, to finally get the E)... This takes me more time than 2 minutes in order to assimilate what the question is asking me so I would like to know how can I improve my pacing with this kind of problems.

Any advice?

Thanks.
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