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In a textile company, 60 percent employees are male and the rest are females. In a union election, 40 percent of male and 60 percent of female employees voted for a Candidate P. What percent of the total employees voted for Candidate P?

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In a textile company, 60 percent employees are male and the rest are females. In a union election, 40 percent of male and 60 percent of female employees voted for a Candidate P. What percent of the total employees voted for Candidate P?

(A) 40% (B) 48% (C) 50% (D) 60% (E) 64%

Let's assign a nice value to the total number of employees. Let's say that is a TOTAL of 100 employees

In a textile company, 60 percent employees are male and the rest are females. I So, there are 60 males and 40 females

In a union election, 40 percent of male and 60 percent of female employees voted for a Candidate P. 40% of 60 = 24. So, 24 males voted for Candidate P 60% of 40 = 24. So, 24 females voted for Candidate P TOTAL number of people who voted for Candidate P = 24 + 24 = 48

What percent of the total employees voted for Candidate P? 48 employees out of 100 employees = 48%

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Bunuel wrote:

In a textile company, 60 percent employees are male and the rest are females. In a union election, 40 percent of male and 60 percent of female employees voted for a Candidate P. What percent of the total employees voted for Candidate P?

(A) 40% (B) 48% (C) 50% (D) 60% (E) 64%

Let’s assume that the total number of employees is 100, so there are 60 males and 40 females.

We know that 40 percent of the 60 males voted for Candidate P, which is 0.40 x 60 = 24. We know that 60 percent of the 40 females voted for Candidate P, which is 0.60 x 40 = 24. Thus, 24 males and 24 females voted for Candidate P, so 48/100 = 48% voted for Candidate P.

Answer: B
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