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Since we are given 60 % of the population like basket ball assuming the population to be 100 . 60 people like basket ball . 30 % of the population like basketball as well as golf .Translates into 30 people like basket ball and golf using the assumption total population is 100. Referring to diagram Therefore people who like basket ball who also like golf are 30 / 60 = 50 %
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Quote: In a certain country, 60 percent of the population likes basketball, and 30 percent of the population likes both basketball and golf. What percentage of the people who like basketball also like golf?
A. 20% B. 33% C. 40% D. 50% E. 67% The math is really easy, if you know what you want. What percentage of the people who like basketball also like golf? Since 0,6x like basketball, and 0,3x like basketball and golf, we know that 0,3x/0,6x like both > 50%



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Answer = D. 50% Say total population = 100 People liking Basketball = 60 People liking Basketball with Golf = 30 Percentage\(= \frac{30}{60} * 100 = 50%\)
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11 Feb 2015, 03:25
Here we go:
Say there are 100 persons in the country
So we have 60 who like basketball.
30 like {Basketball + Golf}
percentage of the people who like basketball also like golf will be given by
{Basketball + Golf} / Basketball * 100 > 30 / 60 * 100 > 50%
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Bunuel wrote: In a certain country, 60 percent of the population likes basketball, and 30 percent of the population likes both basketball and golf. What percentage of the people who like basketball also like golf?
A. 20% B. 33% C. 40% D. 50% E. 67%
Kudos for a correct solution. VERITAS PREP OFFICIAL SOLUTIONCorrect Answer: (D). Since this is a percent problem without concrete numbers, we can assign our own. If we assume that there are 100 people in the country, then 60 people like basketball, and 30 people like basketball and golf. We’re looking for people who like both divided by people who like basketball, so 30/60 = 50%, or choice D.
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Hi guys! I have a question. Is it correct to say that if 60 people like basketball (and golf) and 30 like both then number of people who like only basketball is 30. Hence 6030=30 who like only golf and hence share of people who like only golf is (30/60)=50%. Is this correct? Thanks!
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Hi All, Shelrod007's approach is a great way to solve this problem  it allows you to TEST a VALUE for the total population, then figure out (and compare) the two subgroups in a really easy way. The algebra approach isn't too bad though: X = Total population .6X = percentage of population that likes basketball .3X = percentage of populations that likes BOTH basketball and gold *Note: the prompt does NOT say that 60% of the population likes JUST basketball; this means that the 30% who like BOTH sports are included in the 60% who like basketball* "What percentage of people who like basketball also like golf?" %Both/%basketball = .3X/.6X = .3/.6 = 3/6 = 1/2 = 50% Final Answer: GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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