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# How many people received a raise of greater than 5%?

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Updated on: 18 May 2017, 19:26
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What percentage of employees received a raise of greater than 5%?

(1) 70% of people received a raise of >3%

(2) 20% of people received a raise of >7%

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Originally posted by papagorgio on 18 May 2017, 17:46.
Last edited by papagorgio on 18 May 2017, 19:26, edited 2 times in total.
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18 May 2017, 18:57
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is this a real gmat question? seems too easy? E. you arent even given a hard number, only percentages. if the firm has 10 people, the answer will be different from if the firm had 1000 people
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18 May 2017, 19:13
post edit, the answer is still E. combined, you only want the information for people greater than 5%, which means you need to take out 4% and 5%, but there is no way to know this.
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18 May 2017, 19:27
lebron23Goat wrote:
post edit, the answer is still E. combined, you only want the information for people greater than 5%, which means you need to take out 4% and 5%, but there is no way to know this.

Thanks! I've edited the answer to reflect this. +1
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18 May 2017, 22:11
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Statement 1. 70% people received a raise of >3%. But How many of these 70% fall in the range of >5% we don't know.
So Insufficient.

Statement 2. 20% people received a raise of >7%. That means 80% people are those who either didn't receive a raise or received a raise <=7%. We cant say how many of these fall in the range of >5%. So Insufficient.

Combining, - 70% received a >3% raise, out of which 20% received a raise of >7%. (these 20% will be a part of those 70% only). This means 70-20 = 50% are those who received a raise >3% but <=70%. Again no idea about 5% raise.
So Insufficient.

Hence answer is E.
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