totochan124 wrote:
Hi Bunnel,
As you explained ''Mathematically and logically "what percent of the men employees are 30 or younger?" can only mean (the number of men who are 30 or younger)/(the total number of men).''
However in the Answer you assume ''Say there are total of 100 employees. So, we have that 25 women are older than 30.'' to respond the the Question info ''If 25% of a company's employees are women older than 30'' . So 25% out of 100 = 25 Female older than 30. Why can't the wording in statement (2) means that 35% of the company's employees are men younger than 30.
--> So how to avoid wording trap like this? Shall we say when the info is given ''the company's emp
Thanks
Hi totochan124, I can reply to your question -- we can say that 35% of the company's male employees are under 30. But the question is asking what percent of MALE employees are under 30, not what percent of COMPANY employees are males under 30. To answer what the question is asking, we need to know the percent of males in the company so we can get (35% of company males under 30)/(% of male employees in company) = X% of male employees are under 30. With (1) we learn that 50% of employees are male, so (35% of company males under 30)/50(% of male employees in company)=70% of male employees are under 30.