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How many men are in a certain company's vanpool program?

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How many men are in a certain company's vanpool program?

(1) The ratio of men to women in the program is 3 to 2.
(2) The men and women in the program fill 6 vans.



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We'll translate our questions into equations so we understand what we need to do.
This is a Precise approach.

(1) men : women = 3:2 --> m = 1.5w As we cannot solve for m, this is not enough.
Insufficient.

(2) m + w = 6v. Clearly, not enough
Insufficient.

Combined:
So m = 1.5w and m+w = 6v. Without knowing v or w, this is unsolvable.
Insufficient.

(E) is our answer.
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Bunuel wrote:
How many men are in a certain company's vanpool program?

(1) The ratio of men to women in the program is 3 to 2.
(2) The men and women in the program fill 6 vans.



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1) Not suff, As number of men and women can be any multiple of 3x & 2x respectively, no single solution
2) Not suff, As we do not know the capacity of each van and also the ratio of men, women

1) &2) Not suff , same even if we know ratio but capacity of each or all 6 vans is not given hence we cannot find total number of people for obtaining individual number

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To find:
    • The number of men in a certain company’s vanpool program

Analysing Statement 1
    • As per the information given in statement 1, the ratio of men to women in the program is 3 to 2
      o From this statement, if we want to find the number of men, we need to know the exact number of women present in the program
      o As the number of women is not mentioned, we can’t determine the number of men

Hence, statement 1 is not sufficient to answer

Analysing Statement 2
    • As per the information given in statement 2, the men and women in the program fill 6 vans
      o From this, we cannot find out the exact number of men, as no relevant information is provided

Hence, statement 2 is not sufficient to answer

Combining Both Statements
If we combine both the statements, we can say:
    • The ratio of men and women is 3:2
    • Together they can fill 6 vans
Still we don’t have sufficient information about the individual number of men and women

Hence, the correct answer is option E.

Answer: E
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Why is it wrong to say that a van consists of 7 seats? Therefore 6 vans contains 42 seats, and thus the number of men can be determine. Because the statement 2 states that all men and women fill the van.

Therefore, answer : C
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Why is it wrong to say that a van consists of 7 seats? Therefore 6 vans contains 42 seats, and thus the number of men can be determine. Because the statement 2 states that all men and women fill the van.

Therefore, answer : C

I think depending on where one lives the term "van" can represent different cars. Hence, we can't be sure how many seats a van has and not determine the number of men.
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Valhalla wrote:
Why is it wrong to say that a van consists of 7 seats? Therefore 6 vans contains 42 seats, and thus the number of men can be determine. Because the statement 2 states that all men and women fill the van.

Therefore, answer : C


Never assume what is not given.
Even if some assumes a van means 7 person, it is nowhere mentioned that they are full.

In GMAT or for this particular case in maths, we cannot assume numbers per vehicle
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New post 27 Jun 2018, 17:22
Thanks for the prompt reply.
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(1) 3 men, 2 women
6 men, 4 women
Insufficient

(2) Not clear? If divisible by 6 or, Do the vans have the same number of seats?
Insufficient

Answer E
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Do such easy questions ever appear on the gmat or are these just for practise? Very curious about it actually !
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Stem:

Men = ?

Statement 1:

\(\frac{Men}{Women} = \frac{3}{2}\)

We aren't given the total number of people, so we can't covert the ratio to the actual number of men. INSUFFICIENT.

Statement 2:

No information is given about number of people who can fit in each van. INSUFFICIENT.

Combined (1 & 2):

Since statement 2 doesn't give the number of people who can fit in each van, we can't combine this with the ratio in statement 1 to get the true number of men. INSUFFICIENT.

Answer: E (Neither)
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Bunuel wrote:
How many men are in a certain company's vanpool program?

(1) The ratio of men to women in the program is 3 to 2.
(2) The men and women in the program fill 6 vans.

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Target question: How many men are in a certain company's vanpool program?

Statement 1: The ratio of men to women in the program is 3 to 2.
There are several scenarios that satisfy statement 1. Here are two:
Case a: There are 3 men and 2 women. In this case, the answer to the target question is there are 3 men
Case b: There are 6 men and 4 women. In this case, the answer to the target question is there are 6 men

Statement 2: The men and women in the program fill 6 vans.
We don't know the RATIO of men to women, AND we don't know how many people fit into each van
Statement 2 is NOT SUFFICIENT

Statements 1 and 2 combined
There are several scenarios that satisfy BOTH statements. Here are two:
Case a: There are 18 men & 12 women (for a total of 30 people), and each van holds 5 people . In this case, the answer to the target question is there are 18 men
Case b: There are 36 men & 24 women (for a total of 60 people), and each van holds 10 people . In this case, the answer to the target question is there are 36 men
Since we cannot answer the target question with certainty, the combined statements are NOT SUFFICIENT

Answer: E

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