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# In a nationwide poll, N people were interviewed. If 1/4 of

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06 Oct 2010, 04:03
Bunuel, can you please look at this question. I personally got E for the answer. But after giving it some thought, I started to doubt it. My reasoning goes like this:

Total: 36

Yes to 1: 9
Yes to 1 and Yes to 2: 1/3 * 9 = 3

No to 1: 36-9 = 27
No to 1 No to 2: ?
No to 1 Yes to 2: ?

So, I don't know how we can calculate No 1 No to 2. I guess that's what the question asks.

Thank you.
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06 Oct 2010, 04:45
Yes, thanks a lot. I got the question wrong.
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20 Dec 2012, 22:45
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How many of N said yes to question 1? N/4
1/3 of that said Yes to question 2: N/12

$$N - \frac{1}{4}*\frac{1}{3} = N - \frac{N}{12}= \frac{11N}{12}$$

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02 Jan 2015, 02:38
I tried to do this question by making a table. But I was not able to get the answer!! have someone solved using table?
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28 Feb 2017, 03:51
People who answered yes to question 1 = N/4
People among them who answered yes to question 1 who answer yes to question 2 = N/4*⅓ = N/12
People who did not answer yes to both question = N - people who answered YES to both question
= N -N/12 = 11 N/12. Option E
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15 Aug 2017, 13:08
PareshGmat wrote:
scofield1521 wrote:
I tried to do this question by making a table. But I was not able to get the answer!! have someone solved using table?
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You require to change the row/column arrangement

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what does .........and of those, 1/3 answered "yes" to question 2,, i thought of this as N/4 * 1/3 = N/12 for 2nd question

so total Yes will be N/4 + N/12 = 4N/12 ..... please how total yes will be N/12
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15 Aug 2017, 13:10
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sudzpwc wrote:
In a nationwide poll, N people were interviewed. If 1/4 of them answered "yes" to question 1, and of those, 1/3 answered "yes" to question 2, which of the following expressions represents the number of people interviewed who did NOT answer "yes" to both questions?

A. N/7
B. 6N/7
C. 5N/12
D. 7N/12
E. 11N/12

Since 1/4 of the people answered yes to question 1, (1/4)N answered yes to question 1. Since 1/3 of (1/4)N people answered yes to question 2, (1/4)N x 1/3 = (1/12)N answered yes to both questions 1 and 2.

Thus N - (1/12)N = 12N/12 - N/12 = 11N/12 DID NOT answer yes to both questions.

when you mentioned "Since 1/3 of (1/4)N people answered yes to question 2, (1/4)N x 1/3 = (1/12)N answered yes to both questions 1 and 2."

how (1/12)N becomes answered yes to both questions 1 and 2....... 1/3 of (1/4)N people answered yes to question 2, (1/4)N x 1/3 = (1/12)N so N/12 shub be for second question only
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16 Aug 2017, 08:18
sudzpwc wrote:
In a nationwide poll, N people were interviewed. If 1/4 of them answered "yes" to question 1, and of those, 1/3 answered "yes" to question 2, which of the following expressions represents the number of people interviewed who did NOT answer "yes" to both questions?

A. N/7
B. 6N/7
C. 5N/12
D. 7N/12
E. 11N/12

Multiplying the fractions is the fastest, I think, but you can also pick a number for N that is divisible by 4 and 3. Usually LCM works best.

Let N = 12

$$\frac{1}{4}$$ of the people answered "yes" to question #1.

$$\frac{1}{4}$$ of 12 = 3.

So 3 said yes to question #1.

"[A]nd of those" [people who answered yes to question 1], $$\frac{1}{3}$$ answered "yes" to question #2.

$$\frac{1}{3}$$ of 3 is 1 --> That one person is the only person who said "yes" to both questions.

That means 12 - 1 = 11 who did NOT answer yes to both.

11 out of 12 did NOT say "yes" to both: $$\frac{11}{12}$$N

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15 Jul 2019, 01:13
Bunuel wrote:
nonameee wrote:
In a nationwide poll, N people were interviewed. If 1/4 of them answered "yes" to question 1, and of those, 1/3 answered "yes" to question 2, which of the following expressions represents the number of people interviewed who did NOT answer "yes" to both questions?

A N/7
B 6N/7
C 5N/12
D 7N/12
E 11N/12

Bunuel, can you please look at this question. I personally got E for the answer. But after giving it some thought, I started to doubt it. My reasoning goes like this:

Total: 36

Yes to 1: 9
Yes to 1 and Yes to 2: 1/3 * 9 = 3

No to 1: 36-9 = 27
No to 1 No to 2: ?
No to 1 Yes to 2: ?

So, I don't know how we can calculate No 1 No to 2. I guess that's what the question asks.

Thank you.

No, the question asks for {No,No}, {No,Yes}, {Yes,No} any combination but {Yes,Yes}: "the number of people interviewed who did NOT answer "yes" to both questions".

If we use your example then: 1/4th of 36 or 9 people answered YES to question 1. Of those, 1/3 answered "yes" to question 2, so 1/3rd of 9 or 3 people answered YES to BOTH question 1 and 2. So YES to both questions answered 3/36=1/12 of N people interviewed and 1-1/12=11/12 of N people interviewed did NOT answer "yes" to both questions.

Hope it's clear.

Is their any other way of solving such questions? I didn't understand it completely.
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15 Jul 2019, 07:39
hi, how can (1/12)N become yes to both questions 1 and 2....... 1/3 of (1/4)N people answered yes to question 2, (1/4)N x 1/3 = (1/12)N so N/12 should be for the second question only
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23 Jul 2019, 14:24
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Is their any other way of solving such questions? I didn't understand it completely.
eka9045, Hopefully this will suffice!

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hi, how can (1/12)N become yes to both questions 1 and 2....... 1/3 of (1/4)N people answered yes to question 2, (1/4)N x 1/3 = (1/12)N so N/12 should be for the second question only

rnn, You have displayed a decent understanding of the question.
However, let's deep-dive!

The logic utilized:
Let's start small -
If 30% of people ate ice-cream, how many people did NOT eat ice-cream?
Clearly, By complement rule, we can say: Complement = Total - Given.
------> $$100 - 30 = 70$$%

if X = 0.3, then what is the value of NOT X?
Clearly, By complement rule, we can say: Complement = Total - Given.
------> it's $$0.7$$.
Now, sum it up: If X is given as y%, then the value of NOT X = 100% - y%
The complement-logic is utilised in this question.

Do NOT worry about some-lame-random-number N. We will take care of it!

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In a nationwide poll, N people were interviewed. If 1/4 of them answered "yes" to question 1, and of those, 1/3 answered "yes" to question 2, which of the following expressions represents the number of people interviewed who did NOT answer "yes" to both questions?

Let's break the argument down to its core -
Given: If 1/4 of them answered "yes" to question 1
N = the Total Number of people interviewed.
Clearly, By complement rule, we can say: Complement = Total - Given.
Total = N | Given = $$N/4$$
Thus, the people who did NOT answer the 1st question as Yes: Complement = $$N - N/4 = 3N/4$$
Findings from Q1: Yes = N/4 | No = 3N/4

Given: of those, 1/3 answered "yes" to question 2
of those links to the people who already answered to the Q1 as Yes, i.e., $$N/4$$
Thus, of N/4 people,
1/3 of $$N/4$$ answered "yes" to Q2
If 1/3 of $$N/4$$ answered "yes" to Q2, then how many people of $$N/4$$ did NOT answer yes?
Clearly, By complement rule, we can say: Complement = Total - Given.
Total = N/4 | Given = 1/3 of $$N/4$$
Thus, the people who did NOT answer the 2nd question as Yes: Complement = $$N/4 - (1/3)(N/4) = (2/3)(N/4)$$
Remember, the people in this set already marked YES to Q1 -
Findings from Q1 and Q2: (Q1)Yes, (Q2)Yes = (1/3)(N/4) | (Q1)Yes, (Q2)No = (2/3)(N/4)

Question: Which of the following expressions represents the number of people interviewed who did NOT answer "yes" to both questions?
Find the number of people interviewed who did NOT answer "yes" to both questions:
Clearly, By complement rule, we can say: Complement = Total - Given.
Meaning: The number of people who did NOT answer "yes" to both questions = Total - who answered YES to both questions
Total = N | who answered YES to both questions = (Q1)Yes, (Q2)Yes = (1/3)(N/4)

The number of people who did NOT answer "yes" to both questions = $$N - N/12 = 11N/12$$
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14 Nov 2019, 06:59
Let’s say N = 24 people. This is a nice number as its divisible by 4 and 3.

Q1 Yes: 6
Q2 Yes: 2

How many people said
Yes/No
No/Yes
No/No

These are all possible outcomes besides Yes/Yes, or 2/24.

1-2/24
1-1/12
11/12N
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14 Nov 2019, 07:27
can anyone plz explain me this question?
why we are subtracting only 1/12?
why its not like 3/4+11/12=5/3
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14 Nov 2019, 07:32
Pooja132 wrote:
can anyone plz explain me this question?
why we are subtracting only 1/12?
why its not like 3/4+11/12=5/3

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