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# Each person in a certain group supports only one of two cand

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Each person in a certain group supports only one of the two candidates R and T. Of the people in the group, 45 percent support Candidate R and the rest support Candidate T. How many people in the group are in favor of a flat tax?

(1) Of the people in the group who support Candidate R, 58 percent are in favor of a flat tax.

(2) Of the people in the group who support Candidate T, 22 are in favor of a flat tax.

Not sure why we can't solve as below -

Of the people in the group who support Candidate R, 58 percent are in favor of a flat tax - 45*58% = 26.1 = 26 people.
Similarly, solve for 2nd statement.

Combined we get the answer to what is asked in the stem.

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Each person in a certain group supports only one of the two candidates R and T. Of the people in the group, 45 percent support Candidate R and the rest support Candidate T. How many people in the group are in favor of a flat tax?

(1) Of the people in the group who support Candidate R, 58 percent are in favor of a flat tax.

(2) Of the people in the group who support Candidate T, 22 are in favor of a flat tax.

Not sure why we can't solve as below -

Of the people in the group who support Candidate R, 58 percent are in favor of a flat tax - 45*58% = 26.1 = 26 people.
Similarly, solve for 2nd statement.

Combined we get the answer to what is asked in the stem.

You incorrectly converted the product of two percentages into a known whole number.

You actually have 45% X 58% = 0.45 X 0.58 = 0.261 = 26.1% This is not equal to 26.1 people.

We have to be able to calculate an actual number to answer the question. The answer is E since, even after combining the two statements, we can only obtain a percentage and not an actual number.
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Each person in a certain group supports only one of two cand [#permalink]
got this question wrong in my mock- choose B.

From in here what i understand is

st 1 only gives percentage of people in group who Support R- 45%*58%=26.1% (no info on actual number who support flat tax or even the number of people in the group)

st 2 gives us that 22 people in support of T are in favor of flat tax.

info from question is 55% of x members in total group support t and rest(45%) support R

we are not given anywhere total number of members in both groups or in individual groups. hence ans E
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