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Of the employees at a company, 60 percent were men and, of these, 1/10

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Of the employees at a company, 60 percent were men and, of these, \(\frac{1}{10}\) were still employed after a recent corporate restructuring. If the number of women who were still employed after the restructuring was five times the number of men who were employed after it, what percent of the women were still employed after the restructuring?

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B. 20%
C. 30%
D. 50%
E. 75%

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E 75%. Percentage of men retained was 6%. Of the balance 40 % women, 5 times i.e 30% of the womenr were retained. 30% out 40 is 75%
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Of the employees at a company, 60 percent were men and, of these, \(\frac{1}{10}\) were still employed after a recent corporate restructuring. If the number of women who were still employed after the restructuring was five times the number of men who were employed after it, what percent of the women were still employed after the restructuring?

A. 6%
B. 20%
C. 30%
D. 50%
E. 75%


We can let the number of employees = 100.

Thus, 60 were men and 40 were women.

We also see that 6 men were still employed after the restructuring.

Thus 6 x 5 = 30 women were still employed, so 30/40 = 75% of the women were still employed.

Answer: E
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