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If 50% of a factory's workers are not older than 30 years old, what percent of the factory workers are younger than 40 years old?


(1) 30% of the factory workers are older than 30 but younger than 40 years old

(2) 20% of the factory workers are at least 40 years old

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Dear Bunuel /others

Just one doubt-
Second statement says 20% is atleast 40 so the rest of people can be 40 or >40 right.. or it can be <30 as well so how are we doing 100-20 percent?
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Dear Bunuel /others

Just one doubt-
Second statement says 20% is atleast 40 so the rest of people can be 40 or >40 right.. or it can be <30 as well so how are we doing 100-20 percent?



Hi,
the statement says 20% are atleast 40..
this means these 20% are 40 or>40...


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the rest of people can be 40 or >40 right


this would be the case, if the statement read..
atleast 20% are 40 years or more

hope it helps
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Thanks Chetan2u got a little confused.
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As statement 1 tells there are older than 30 year and younger than 40 but there can be workers with edge of 30 year . why we are not considering it.
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As statement 1 tells there are older than 30 year and younger than 40 but there can be workers with edge of 30 year . why we are not considering it.


Those who are exactly 30 years old are included in 50% who are not older than 30 years old.
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chetan2u wrote:
seemachandran wrote:
Dear Bunuel /others

Just one doubt-
Second statement says 20% is atleast 40 so the rest of people can be 40 or >40 right.. or it can be <30 as well so how are we doing 100-20 percent?



Hi,
the statement says 20% are atleast 40..
this means these 20% are 40 or>40...


Quote:
the rest of people can be 40 or >40 right


this would be the case, if the statement read..
atleast 20% are 40 years or more

hope it helps


Why did we add up in Statement 1? Please check my matrix and let me know where I am going wrong ?
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chetan2u wrote:
seemachandran wrote:
Dear Bunuel /others

Just one doubt-
Second statement says 20% is atleast 40 so the rest of people can be 40 or >40 right.. or it can be <30 as well so how are we doing 100-20 percent?



Hi,
the statement says 20% are atleast 40..
this means these 20% are 40 or>40...


Quote:
the rest of people can be 40 or >40 right


this would be the case, if the statement read..
atleast 20% are 40 years or more

hope it helps


Why did we add up in Statement 1? Please check my matrix and let me know where I am going wrong ?


Hi Bunuel
I have the same doubt. Could you please clarify?
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Both statements are suff. Answer choice D
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(1) by itself is sufficient. The answer is 50%+30%=80%50%+30%=80%.
(2) by itself is sufficient. The answer is 100%−20%=80%100%−20%=80%.
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Mbawarrior01 wrote:
chetan2u wrote:
seemachandran wrote:
Dear Bunuel /others

Just one doubt-
Second statement says 20% is atleast 40 so the rest of people can be 40 or >40 right.. or it can be <30 as well so how are we doing 100-20 percent?



Hi,
the statement says 20% are atleast 40..
this means these 20% are 40 or>40...


Quote:
the rest of people can be 40 or >40 right


this would be the case, if the statement read..
atleast 20% are 40 years or more

hope it helps


Why did we add up in Statement 1? Please check my matrix and let me know where I am going wrong ?


Hi Bunuel can you please address this comment as I too have the same concern. I have come to rely tremendously on double set matrixes but I can not seem to figure out what is wrong with the above matrix - more specifically, how does statement 1 come up as sufficient if you use the double matrix. Thanks in advance.
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I think this is a high-quality question and I agree with explanation.
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