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Each of people voted once in an election, X got 483 from [#permalink]

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Each of people voted once in an election, X got 483 from male voters, Y got 433 from female voters. How many votes did X get?
1) X got votes from 50% of male voters
2) Y got votes from 60% of female voters

Think it should be B)
x has 483 from male voters, Y has 60% of female so X has 40% of female votes and we can calculate the number of votes that X got.

Think it should be B) x has 483 from male voters, Y has 60% of female so X has 40% of female votes and we can calculate the number of votes that X got.

you are right. did the same thing but selected c for some reason. weird,, i think i'm losing it.

Think it should be B. x has 483 from male voters, Y has 60% of female so X has 40% of female votes and we can calculate the number of votes that X got.

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how do you know that there were only two candidates?

Think it should be B. x has 483 from male voters, Y has 60% of female so X has 40% of female votes and we can calculate the number of votes that X got.

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how do you know that there were only two candidates?

exactly. How do you know that there are exactly 2 candidates in the fray. the question doesnt tell us anything about the number of candidates. However, if we do assume that there are ONLY X and y, then the answer is B.

In DS, we can't assume things unless specified.
Hence, as we are not sure about the other candidates apart from X & Y,
we don't get a unique solution even after combining both the statements.
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OA is B but it's true that we have to question whether there're election candidates other than X and Y. What will you do if you encounter this question in real test?!!

OA is B but it's true that we have to question whether there're election candidates other than X and Y. What will you do if you encounter this question in real test?!!

On a real test I don't think we could get such an ambiguous question.

OA is B but it's true that we have to question whether there're election candidates other than X and Y. What will you do if you encounter this question in real test?!!

On a real test I don't think we could get such an ambiguous question.

but this question is very very close to real GMAT questions.