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One-half of the employees of Acme Co. earn salaries above $18,000 annually. One-third of the remainder earn salaries between$15,000 and $18,000. What part of the staff earns below$15,000?

(A) 1/6
(B) 2/3
(C) 1/2
(D) 1/10
(E) 1/3

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25 Feb 2018, 13:23
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total employees : 100x

with more than equal to 18000 = 50x

in range 15000 - 18000 = 50x/3

less than 15000 = 100x - 50x - 50x/3

fraction = less than 15000 / 100x = 1/3
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Re: One-half of the employees of Acme Co. earn salaries above $18,000 annu [#permalink] ### Show Tags 25 Feb 2018, 14:07 Bunuel wrote: One-half of the employees of Acme Co. earn salaries above$18,000 annually. One-third of the remainder earn salaries between $15,000 and$18,000. What part of the staff earns below $15,000? (A) 1/6 (B) 2/3 (C) 1/2 (D) 1/10 (E) 1/3 If we know the no of employees this question could be solved easily. Let the of employee be 6 so, only 3 employee get more than 18000 as 1/2 of the employee get more than 18000. no the no. of remaining employee is 3. only 1 employee get get his salary between 15000 and 18000 as only 1/3 of the remaining employees fall under this categories. so, the no. of employee who get less than 15000 is 2. so, required fraction: 2/6 =1/3 Re: One-half of the employees of Acme Co. earn salaries above$18,000 annu   [#permalink] 25 Feb 2018, 14:07
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