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In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 percent of the population are employed males. What percent of the employed people in Town X are females?

In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 percent of the population are employed males. What percent of the employed people in Town X are females?

(A) 16% (B) 25% (C) 32% (D) 40% (E) 52%

We are asked to find the percentage of females in employed people.

Total employed people 64%, out of which 48 are employed males, hence 16% are employed females.

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Bunuel wrote:

Walkabout wrote:

In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 percent of the population are employed males. What percent of the employed people in Town X are females?

(A) 16% (B) 25% (C) 32% (D) 40% (E) 52%

We are asked to find the percentage of females in employed people.

Total employed people 64%, out of which 48 are employed males, hence 16% are employed females.

Hello Bunuel, i didnt understood yout answer ho do you get the 16%?

here is how i did:

48 % of the employed are males (lets make it 50%) so the rest which are female should be 52% (~50%)

so the female part is close to 50% of the total employed which is 64% of the total population, so employed female would be close to 32% of the total population

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Cassiss wrote:

Bunuel wrote:

Walkabout wrote:

In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 percent of the population are employed males. What percent of the employed people in Town X are females?

(A) 16% (B) 25% (C) 32% (D) 40% (E) 52%

We are asked to find the percentage of females in employed people.

Total employed people 64%, out of which 48 are employed males, hence 16% are employed females.

Hello Bunuel, i didnt understood yout answer ho do you get the 16%?

here is how i did:

48 % of the employed are males (lets make it 50%) so the rest which are female should be 52% (~50%)

so the female part is close to 50% of the total employed which is 64% of the total population, so employed female would be close to 32% of the total population

Let the population be x. Employed Population know is 64x. Male Employed Population = 48x. Female employed Population = 64x - 48x= 16x

Percentage of Employed population female employed population is

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Lets say there are 100 people in the town. Its mentioned that 64% of the population are employed means 64 are employed. and 48% of the population are employed males that means 48 people are employed males. Hence 64-48=16 are employed females. Lets put this as % out of 64 = 16*100/64 = 25%.

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this question is little confusing. When they say "and 48 percent of the population are employed males" do they mean 48% of total population of 48% of employed population?

this question is little confusing. When they say "and 48 percent of the population are employed males" do they mean 48% of total population of 48% of employed population?

The stem clearly says: "48 percent of the population are employed males" not "48 percent of the employed population are employed males".
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28 Dec 2013, 07:54

Walkabout wrote:

In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 percent of the population are employed males. What percent of the employed people in Town X are females?

(A) 16% (B) 25% (C) 32% (D) 40% (E) 52%

48/64 = employed males/total employed ---> simplify ---> 3/4 ----> females correspond 25% of all employed people

In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink]

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this question is little confusing, it very easy to calculate and to find 16/64 = 25%, but , is the question asking the relation of all females /64 or just the relation of employed females /64 or unemployed females/64.....? (What percent of the employed people in Town X are females (employed , unemployed, all of them?)
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this question is little confusing, it very easy to calculate and to find 16/64 = 25%, but , is the question asking the relation of all females /64 or just the relation of employed females /64 or unemployed females/64.....? (What percent of the employed people in Town X are females (employed , unemployed, all of them?)

I think this question is answered in the discussion above.

What percent of the employed people in Town X are females? --> (employed females)/(total employed people) = ?
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Bunuel wrote:

BrainLab wrote:

this question is little confusing, it very easy to calculate and to find 16/64 = 25%, but , is the question asking the relation of all females /64 or just the relation of employed females /64 or unemployed females/64.....? (What percent of the employed people in Town X are females (employed , unemployed, all of them?)

I think this question is answered in the discussion above.

What percent of the employed people in Town X are females? --> (employed females)/(total employed people) = ?

Hi Bunuel, i am really sorry this is totally irrelevant to this thread. I looked around and couldnt find out, can you please tell me that If i want to seek your advice on strategy/material selection issues, where should i post my query?

this question is little confusing, it very easy to calculate and to find 16/64 = 25%, but , is the question asking the relation of all females /64 or just the relation of employed females /64 or unemployed females/64.....? (What percent of the employed people in Town X are females (employed , unemployed, all of them?)

I think this question is answered in the discussion above.

What percent of the employed people in Town X are females? --> (employed females)/(total employed people) = ?

Hi Bunuel, i am really sorry this is totally irrelevant to this thread. I looked around and couldnt find out, can you please tell me that If i want to seek your advice on strategy/material selection issues, where should i post my query?

In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 [#permalink]

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I think this question is answered in the discussion above.

What percent of the employed people in Town X are females? --> (employed females)/(total employed people) = ?[/quote]

Hi Bunuel, i am really sorry this is totally irrelevant to this thread. I looked around and couldnt find out, can you please tell me that If i want to seek your advice on strategy/material selection issues, where should i post my query?[/quote]

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26 Feb 2016, 18:24

Walkabout wrote:

In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 percent of the population are employed males. What percent of the employed people in Town X are females?

(A) 16% (B) 25% (C) 32% (D) 40% (E) 52%

this one can easily be solved by using a double-chart matrix... 48% of population are employed males 16% of the population - employed females. 16/64 = 1/4 = 25% of employed people are females.