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The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition

On a certain transatlantic crossing, 20 percent of a ship's passengers held round-trip tickets and also took their cars aboard the ship. If 60 percent of the passengers with round-trip tickets did not take their cars aboard the ship, what percent of the ship's passengers held round-trip tickets?

(A) 33 1/3%
(B) 40%
(C) 50%
(D) 60%
(E) 66 2/3%

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On a certain transatlantic crossing, 20 percent of a ship's passengers held round-trip tickets and also took their cars aboard the ship. If 60 percent of the passengers with round-trip tickets did not take their cars aboard the ship, what percent of the ship's passengers held round-trip tickets?

(A) 33 1/3%
(B) 40%
(C) 50%
(D) 60%
(E) 66 2/3%

Let the total # of passengers be 100.

Now, 20 passengers held round-trip tickets AND cars.

As 60% of the passengers with round-trip tickets did not take their cars then 40% of the passengers with round-trip tickets did take their cars, so # of passengers with round-trip tickets AND cars is 40% of the passengers with round-trip tickets.

If we take # of the passengers with round trip tickets to be $$x$$ then we'll have $$0.4x=20$$ --> $$x=50$$.

Answer: C.
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09 Mar 2014, 18:18
Assume total passengers = 100,

So people with round ticket and having cars = 20

These 20 people = 40% of total round ticket holders. So total round ticket holders = 60
% of Round Ticket holders = 60/100 = 60%
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Answer = (C) 50%

Lets say total passengers = 100

Passengers with round ticket & cars = 20

If 60 percent of the passengers with round-trip tickets did not take their cars aboard the ship which means 40% with round trip tickets took cars

40x/100 = 20

x = 50

Answer = 50%
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20% of the passengers were RT passengers with cars aboard. 60% of RT passengers did not bring cars. Thus, 20% of all passengers corresponds to 40% of RT passengers.

r = RT
t = total

2r/5 = t/5

r = 5t/10

= t/2

= 50%

OR 40% = 2(20%). 10% of all passengers are 20% of RT, so 100% of RT are 50% of passengers.
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Total Passengers = 100
Both RT and Cars = 20

RT*(1-.6) = 20
RT = 50
RT/Passengers = 50/100

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09 Mar 2014, 21:37
As there are only percents involve here and no numbers, we can assume some comfortable numbers.

Total = 100
Passenger with round trip+ cars = 20% of Total = 20
Passenger with round trip+no car = 60% of round trip

Hence,
20 = 100% of round trip - 60% of round trip = 40% of round trip
Therefore,
roundtrip = 50
which is 50% of Total

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Option C.
If 60% of passengers with round-trip do not have cars,40% of passengers with round-trip tickets will have their cars on board.
40% of total=20
=50
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We can solve this problem using Double matrix. Unknown NUmber is here the number of pasengers with round trip tickets - let it be X, then 60% of X = 0,6X
Let the Total be 100, then people with Round Trip Tickets and Cars = 20% of 100 = 20

See the attached screenshot and then solve.

20 + 0,6X = X
X = 50
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On a certain boat, 20 % of the passengers have round-trip tickets and are trasporting cars. if 60% of the passengers who have round-trip tickets are not transporting cars, what percent of all the passengers have round-trip ticketsOn a certain boat, 20 % of the passengers have round-trip tickets and are trasporting cars. if 60% of the passengers who have round-trip tickets are not transporting cars, what percent of all the passengers have round-trip tickets?

A 40%
B 50%
C 60%
D 70%
E 80%

Let's suppose total customers are 100 and customers who have round-trip tickets are r

if 60% of the passengers who have round-trip tickets are not transporting cars or 40% who have round trips are transporting cars.

i.e. .6r are not transporting cars and .4r are transporting cars.

Its given that 20 % of the passengers have round-trip tickets and are transporting cars (20 out of 100)

.4r=20
r=50%

C is the answer
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I have a slight difficulty in understanding the question:
1.On a certain transatlantic crossing, 20 percent of a ship's passengers held round-trip tickets and also took their cars aboard the ship.
2.If 60 percent of the passengers with round-trip tickets did not take their cars aboard the ship, what percent of the ship's passengers held round-trip tickets?

>> So 2nd statement means that 40% have Round trip ticket and also took car.

But in the first sentence it said that percentage of such people who have round trip ticket and brought their cars is 20% ?

How did you guys understand this question ?
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Bunuel wrote:
The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition

On a certain transatlantic crossing, 20 percent of a ship's passengers held round-trip tickets and also took their cars aboard the ship. If 60 percent of the passengers with round-trip tickets did not take their cars aboard the ship, what percent of the ship's passengers held round-trip tickets?

(A) 33 1/3%
(B) 40%
(C) 50%
(D) 60%
(E) 66 2/3%

Problem Solving
Question: 146
Category: Arithmetic Percents
Page: 81
Difficulty: 600

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do you guys have any tips for overlapping sets ? i need some methodologic approach to solve these type of questions

i dont understand whats wrong with my solution

the only thing I would change in my diagram x-20 into 20-x
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Bunuel wrote:
The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition

On a certain transatlantic crossing, 20 percent of a ship's passengers held round-trip tickets and also took their cars aboard the ship. If 60 percent of the passengers with round-trip tickets did not take their cars aboard the ship, what percent of the ship's passengers held round-trip tickets?

(A) 33 1/3%
(B) 40%
(C) 50%
(D) 60%
(E) 66 2/3%

Problem Solving
Question: 146
Category: Arithmetic Percents
Page: 81
Difficulty: 600

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i dont understand whats wrong with my solution

the only thing I would change in my diagram x-20 into 20-x

Hi dave13

Let the ship's passengers who hold round-trip tickets be x
P(Hold round-trip tickets) = x

We are told that 60% of this number did not take their cars
P(Only hold round-trip tickets) = 0.6x
Also, P(Both) = 20%.

If total number of people is 100, P(Both) = 20
P(Hold round-trip ticket) = P(Only hold round-trip tickets) + P(Both)

$$x = 0.6x + 20$$ -> $$x - 0.6x = 20$$ -> $$0.4x = 20$$ -> $$x = \frac{20}{0.4} = 50$$
Therefore, the percentage of ship's passengers who hold round trip tickets is $$\frac{50}{100} = 50$$% (Option C)

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pushpitkc wrote:
dave13 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition

On a certain transatlantic crossing, 20 percent of a ship's passengers held round-trip tickets and also took their cars aboard the ship. If 60 percent of the passengers with round-trip tickets did not take their cars aboard the ship, what percent of the ship's passengers held round-trip tickets?

(A) 33 1/3%
(B) 40%
(C) 50%
(D) 60%
(E) 66 2/3%

Problem Solving
Question: 146
Category: Arithmetic Percents
Page: 81
Difficulty: 600

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i dont understand whats wrong with my solution

the only thing I would change in my diagram x-20 into 20-x

Hi dave13

Let the ship's passengers who hold round-trip tickets be x
P(Hold round-trip tickets) = x

We are told that 60% of this number did not take their cars
P(Only hold round-trip tickets) = 0.6x
Also, P(Both) = 20%.

If total number of people is 100, P(Both) = 20
P(Hold round-trip ticket) = P(Only hold round-trip tickets) + P(Both)

$$x = 0.6x + 20$$ -> $$x - 0.6x = 20$$ -> $$0.4x = 20$$ -> $$x = \frac{20}{0.4} = 50$$
Therefore, the percentage of ship's passengers who hold round trip tickets is $$\frac{50}{100} = 50$$% (Option C)

Hope this helps you.

hi pushpitkc, thanks!

here $$x = 0.6x + 20$$ why do you denote 20 as number and not percent ? 60 and 20 are both percentages ?

do you mind correcting my diagram so as i can see visually what i did wrong ?
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hi pushpitkc, thanks!

here $$x = 0.6x + 20$$ why do you denote 20 as number and not percent ? 60 and 20 are both percentages ?

do you mind correcting my diagram so as i can see visually what i did wrong ?

Hey dave13

Please find the corrected diagram
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Here, we are assuming the total number of passengers to be 100.
However, we have no clarity about the total number of passengers with round-trip tickets(which we are assuming to be x)

60% of the passengers who hold round-trip tickets do not take their cars.
Therefore, the total number of passengers who only have round-trip tickets are 60% of x or $$\frac{60}{100}*x = 0.6x$$

In the diagram, it is clear why P(Hold round-trip ticket) = P(Only hold round-trip tickets) + P(Both)

So, we arrive at the equation x=0.6x+20

Hope that it's clear now!
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On a certain transatlantic crossing, 20 percent of a ship's passengers held round-trip tickets and also took their cars aboard the ship. If 60 percent of the passengers with round-trip tickets did not take their cars aboard the ship, what percent of the ship's passengers held round-trip tickets?

(A) 33 1/3%
(B) 40%
(C) 50%
(D) 60%
(E) 66 2/3%

We can let the number of passengers = 100.

Thus, 20 passengers held round trip tickets and took their cars aboard the ship. Since we are given that 60 percent of the passengers with round-trip tickets did not take their cars aboard the ship, the 20 passengers who held round trip tickets and took their cars aboard the ship represent 40 percent of the passengers with round-trip tickets. If n = the number of passengers with round-trip tickets, we have:

20 = 0.4n

n = 20/0.4 = 200/4 = 50

Thus, 50/100 = 50% of the ship’s passengers held round-trip tickets.

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