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# In 2001, what was the ratio of the number of employees in Company A to

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In 2001, what was the ratio of the number of employees in Company A to the number of employees in Company B?

(1) In 2001, Company A had 60 percent more employees than Company B had in 2000.
(2) In 2001, Company B had 20 percent more employees than it had in 2000

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16 Oct 2018, 00:54
Bunuel wrote:
In 2001, what was the ratio of the number of employees in Company A to the number of employees in Company B?

(1) In 2001, Company A had 60 percent more employees than Company B had in 2000.
(2) In 2001, Company B had 20 percent more employees than it had in 2000

Note that we aren't asked for a specific number, but a ratio.
We'll see which statements give us a ratio/percent, a Logical approach.

(1) We need to compare 2001 to 2001, not 2001 to 2000.
Insufficient.

(2) This gives no information about company A.
Insufficient.

Combined. We can now use (2) to compare between B in 2001 and B in 2000 and then use (1) to compare between B in 2001 with A in 2001, which is what we are asked to do.
Sufficient.

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