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

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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

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02 Mar 2006, 12:21
C. Botth are sufficient together. Since we know what % of female votes Y got we can calculate the number of female votes that X got.

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02 Mar 2006, 12:32
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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02 Mar 2006, 12:34
BG wrote:
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.

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03 Mar 2006, 08:06
BG wrote:
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.

E.

how do you know that there were only two candidates?

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03 Mar 2006, 10:15
Professor wrote:
BG wrote:
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.

E.

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.

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03 Mar 2006, 13:50
It is B since you can get the number of females that voted for candidate X.

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04 Mar 2006, 01:50
Answer is E.

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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04 Mar 2006, 08:39
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?!!

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04 Mar 2006, 10:50
laxieqv wrote:
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.

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04 Mar 2006, 10:55
trublu wrote:
laxieqv wrote:
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.

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04 Mar 2006, 10:55
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