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According to a recent survey conducted in the US, about 52.5 per cent of Americans are now owners of at least some type of a mobile phone device. Interestingly, the same survey also found that 66 per cent of Asian community in the US owns smart phones, making Asians the leading users of such devices in the country.

Which of the following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the information above?

(A) More Asians own mobile phones than Americans
(B) The Asian community owns the maximum number of mobile phones in the US
(C) Almost half the population of the US does not own smart phones
(D) Feature phones sell more in the US than do smart phones
(E) The Asian community in the US is very well off which is why they can afford the more expensive smart phones

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29 Jan 2017, 12:55
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C. 52.5% population owns some kind of a phone. Therefore 47.5% does not own a phone. Now 66% is the maximum fraction of a community that owns a smart phone. Therefore % of smartphone owners should not be greater than 66% of 52.5. In other words at least 34% of 52.5 owns a non smart phone. So total non smart phone owning population is 47.5+34%*52.5. C seems to be the closest

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05 Mar 2017, 01:22
only the option C makes sense here, all other seem irrelevant
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I believe option B is correct and i cant seem to understand y option C is correct
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I don't think C is correct
Stem1 : 52.5 per cent of Americans are now owners of at least some type of a mobile phone device (which can be anything flip phones, old black n white phones, smart phones etc.)
We don't know what's the percentage of smart phones in total number of mobile devices.
Stem 2 : 66 per cent of Asian community in the US owns smart phones

Let's only 25% of total population which owns cell phones own smartphones, which means only 13.125% own smartphones.

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22 Sep 2017, 09:16
C is correct.

52.5% have some mobile device. so, 47.5% do not have any type of mobile phones ( or smart phones)

hope it makes sense
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22 Sep 2017, 09:22

How 'C' is the correct answer ?
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04 Oct 2017, 00:55
Hello Experts,
Are we assuming here that US population comprises only of Americans and Asians, and no other community?
Even in that case, how do we arrive to the conclusion stated in "C" when we don't know the distribution(percentage) of Americans and Asians in the entire population?
To further clear my point,
if total population = 100 and Americans = x (would imply Asians = 100-x),
statements in the premise say 52.5% of Americans i.e of (x) are now owners of ..... and 66% of Asians i.e of (100-x)... owns smart phones.
Then without knowing x(i.e Americans),how do we conclude the mentioned?
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This question is so non-GMAT-like that I had to comment on it. The question, unlike the real GMAT, forces you to make assumptions about populations. On the GMAT, you will not be forced to assume a population; it will be given. This question is rife with error and it is my strong recommendation that no one waste their time on it.

According to a recent survey conducted in the US, about 52.5 per cent of Americans are now owners of at least some type of a mobile phone device. Interestingly, the same survey also found that 66 per cent of Asian community in the US owns smart phones, making Asians the leading users of such devices in the country. -- In order for C to work, we need to assume that the 66% of Asians account for a large portion of the U.S. population. What if the community consists of 100 people? What if population consists of the entire 52% who own cell phones? These questions force the question to fall apart. Do not get flustered or confused by this question and move on!
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08 Nov 2017, 23:39
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According to a recent survey conducted in the US, about 52.5 per cent of Americans are now owners of at least some type of a mobile phone device. Interestingly, the same survey also found that 66 per cent of Asian community in the US owns smart phones, making Asians the leading users of such devices in the country.

Which of the following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the information above?

(A) More Asians own mobile phones than Americans
(B) The Asian community owns the maximum number of mobile phones in the US
(C) Almost half the population of the US does not own smart phones
(D) Feature phones sell more in the US than do smart phones
(E) The Asian community in the US is very well off which is why they can afford the more expensive smart phones

sorry, cancass, I have to tell you that this question has poor quality, and you need to remove this question from your collection.

To test takers, this question needs to be modified, edited, or changed before it becomes a gmat-like question.
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30 Mar 2018, 17:31
We actually don't need to assume anything about ethnic groups to get this one right. All we need to do is ignore the second sentence! If just a bit over half the population has a mobile device, then nearly half don't. Since smart phones are mobile devices, then these people don't have smart phones. However, I agree that the problem could be worded better. The stimulus actually leaves open the possibility that more than half of Americans don't have smart phones, since presumably some of the 52.5% have mobile devices that are not smart phones, but C seems to imply that the number without phones is under 50%.

I also notice that this is the second problem I've seen tonight that might lead us to question whether some people are Americans. Is A implying that Asian-Americans are not Americans? I'm sure that's not the intent, but I think it goes without saying that the GMAT would not lead us into such waters.
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According to a recent survey conducted in the US, about 52.5 per cent of Americans are now owners of at least some type of a mobile phone device. Interestingly, the same survey also found that 66 per cent of Asian community in the US owns smart phones, making Asians the leading users of such devices in the country.

Which of the following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the information above?

(A) More Asians own mobile phones than Americans No info

(B) The Asian community owns the maximum number of mobile phones in the US No info

(C) Almost half the population of the US does not own smart phones

(D) Feature phones sell more in the US than do smart phones Out of scope

(E) The Asian community in the US is very well off which is why they can afford the more expensive smart phones Out of scope

Only (C) makes sense. All the other choices are inferior to (C)
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Hi abhimahna , GMATNinja

so 45 to 55 can be considered as Almost half ? Can you please confirm, Since till now i thought 49-51 is considered almost half. Moreover, Can you please tell me what will be buffer to consider almost half / almost quarter in GMAT.

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Hi abhimahna , GMATNinja

so 45 to 55 can be considered as Almost half ? Can you please confirm, Since till now i thought 49-51 is considered almost half. Moreover, Can you please tell me what will be buffer to consider almost half / almost quarter in GMAT.

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Hey Nightmare007 ,

Value near to 50 can be considered "Almost Half" as a part of approximation. Similarly, any value near to 25 can be considered almost quarter.
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