AustinKL wrote:

Last year at an accounting firm, accountants made up 40% of the total employees. This year, 50% of these accountants left for another company, and new accountants, which amounts to 50% of the total employees left, joined the company. What percent of the total employees are accountants this year?

A. 10%

B. 20%

C. 25%

D. 30%

E. 50%

let the total employees be 100

accountants = 40 (40% of the total employees)

50% of these accountants left => accountants = 40-20 = 20

total employees left = 100-20 = 80

new accountants, which amounts to 50% of the total employees left, joined the company => total employees = 0.5(100-20) = 40 new people joined

Total Employees = 40 + 20 + 80 =120 out of which 60 are accountants

percent of the total employees are accountants this year = (60/120) * 100 = 50%

Hence Option E is correct

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