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Seventy percent of the 800 students in School T are male. At least ten percent of the female students in School T participate in a sport. Fewer than thirty percent of the male students in School T do not participate in a sport. What is the maximum possible number of students in School T who do not participate in a sport? A. 216 B. 383 C. 384 D. 416 E. 417
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Originally posted by kidderek on 08 Nov 2006, 20:41.
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B it is 383.......when we take into account fewer than 30% male . if we take exactly 30% then it is 384



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gmacvik wrote: B it is 383.......when we take into account fewer than 30% male . if we take exactly 30% then it is 384
Fewer then 30% don't participate, so at least 70% participate. This makes it B



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# of male students = 560
# of female students = 240
10% female participate in sport = 24
Fewer than 30% of male students do not participate in sport = 168
# of female studnets who do not pariticpate in sport = 216
Total = 384



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kidderek wrote: Seventy percent of the 800 students in School T are male. At least ten percent of the female students in School T participate in a sport. Fewer than thirty percent of the male students in School T do not participate in a sport. What is the maximum possible number of students in School T who do not participate in a sport?
216 383 384 416 417
Female students = 30% of 800 =240
90% of female students = 216 (do not participate)
30% of male students = 30% of 70% of 800 = 168
The questions says fewer than 30% of male students did not participate, hence the number of males students who did not participate is 167.
The maximum possible number of students who did not participate = 216 + 167 = 383
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I got the question wrong, chose C. OA is B b/c the question stem clearly says FEWER, therefore if you added 30% of males students, you did not go LESS than 30%, but rather exactly 30%.
I guess since there are two answer choices so close (384, 383) you should second guess why there is an answer choice just 1 number less.



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Seventy percent of the 800 students in School T are male. At least ten percent of the female students in School T participate in a sport. Fewer than thirty percent of the male students in School T do not participate in a sport. What is the maximum possible number of students in School T who do not participate in a sport? A. 216 B. 383 C. 384 D. 416 E. 417
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AnkitK wrote: 70 percent of the 800 students in school T are male.At least 10 percent of the female students in school T participate in sport.Fewer than 30 percent of the male students in school T do not participate in a sport .What is the maximum possible number of students in school T who do not participate in a sport? A.216 B.383 C.384 D.416 E.417
pls expalin with diagramatic explanation. You can also use a Venn diagram (with a twist) to assimilate the given information. Note that the male and female sets will obviously not overlap and the sports set will be completely made up of male and female sets. Male students: 70% of 800 = 560 Female students = 800  560 = 240 Male students not participating in sports < 30% of 560 = 168 Female students participating in sports >= 10% of 240 = 24 Attachment:
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We have to maximize the students not participating in sports i.e. the shaded red and green regions. Maximum value of shaded red region is 167 (to make it less than 168) Maximum value of shaded green region will be obtained when females playing sports is minimized i.e. taken to be 24. Then females not playing sports = 240  24 = 216 Sum of red and green regions = 167+216 = 383
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From question, 560 students are male and 240 students are female To get the max # of people who do not partipate in sports, maximize the number for both males and females. At least 10% of Females participate in sports so Max # of nonparticipants(we need to keep participants at minimum) = 90% of females = 0.9 * 240 = 216 < 30% of the male students in school T do not participate in a sport => so Max # of male nonparticipants = greatest integer value of male participant < (30% of males = 0.3 * 560 = 168) So the nearest value of male students not participating in sports = 167 So total = 167 + 216 = 383 Answer is B.
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alphabeta1234 wrote: Hey Guys,
I have been recently trying to study answer choice patterns. I have noticed this pattern on a couple of GMAT questions. Notice how (b) and (c) are 1 apart. Same with (d) and (e). Has anyone found any useful clues about such questions?
Seventy percent of the 800 students in School T are male. At least ten percent of the female students in School T participate in a sport. Fewer than thirty percent of the male students in School T do not participate in a sport. What is the maximum possible number of students in School T who do not participate in a sport?
a) 216 b) 383 c) 384 d) 416 e)417
Does it imply a wording trick by GMAC. I went for answer (c) having missed "FEWER" in the question. Not necessarily but you must be mindful in such cases. If you got 384, you should take a step back and review once whether the correct answer could be 383 because you missed something. There will be trick options. The other 4 options are not put in blindly. The question setter makes frequently made mistakes and follows up to get an incorrect answer. These answers are then put as options.
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Damn.I solved for the number of players who play sports.



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Refer diagram below: 30% of 560 = 168 Fewer than 30%, so just substract 1 = 168  1 = 167 167 + 216 = 383 Answer = B
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AmoyV wrote: Seventy percent of the 800 students in School T are male. At least ten percent of the female students in School T participate in a sport. Fewer than thirty percent of the male students in School T do not participate in a sport. What is the maximum possible number of students in School T who do not participate in a sport? A. 216 B. 383 C. 384 D. 416 E. 417 Number of male students = 70% of 800 = 560 Number of females students = 30% of 800 = 240 At least 10% of female students participate in sports => at most 90% of female students do NOT participate in sports => 0.9*240 = 216 Fewer than 30% of male students do NOT participate=> less than 0.3*560 => less than 168 => 167 (max) So, maximum number of students who do not participate = 216 + 167 = 383 So, Answer will be B Hope it helps!
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Bunuel wrote: AmoyV wrote: Seventy percent of the 800 students in School T are male. At least ten percent of the female students in School T participate in a sport. Fewer than thirty percent of the male students in School T do not participate in a sport. What is the maximum possible number of students in School T who do not participate in a sport? A. 216 B. 383 C. 384 D. 416 E. 417 Merging topics. Please refer to the discussion above. Can you please try searching before posting? Thank you. I have a doubt here. Question says " at least 10 percent of the female student participate in sport", I thought it meant 10 or more than 10%. Minimum is 10% and it can go higher as well.



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kidderek wrote: Seventy percent of the 800 students in School T are male. At least ten percent of the female students in School T participate in a sport. Fewer than thirty percent of the male students in School T do not participate in a sport. What is the maximum possible number of students in School T who do not participate in a sport?
A. 216 B. 383 C. 384 D. 416 E. 417 ok, so 70% are males, or males = 560 females = 240 at least 24 females practice sport. 30% of 560 = 168. since we need fewer, the next maximum number we can have is 167. this is clearly fewer than 30%. now females. at least 24 practice, that means that the maximum number of females who do not practice is 216. total max # of people who do not practice = 216+167=383.



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kidderek wrote: Seventy percent of the 800 students in School T are male. At least ten percent of the female students in School T participate in a sport. Fewer than thirty percent of the male students in School T do not participate in a sport. What is the maximum possible number of students in School T who do not participate in a sport?
A. 216 B. 383 C. 384 D. 416 E. 417 This problem can best be tackled via the max/min principle. To wit, if you want to maximize a value, you should minimize some other value or constraint. In this case, we want to maximize the number of students who do not play a sport, so we should minimize the number of students who do play a sport. We know that at least 10% of female students out of 240 total female students play a sport. So the minimum value here is 24. Thus, 24024 = 216 female students do not play a sport at most. We know that fewer than 30% of male students do not play a sport, so we want to maximize this value. Since students are humans and thus must be integers, the smallest value here is 167<3/10*560 1. If we did not reduce by 1, then the number of male students who do not play a sport would be equal to 30% of male students, not less than 30% of male students. It plays a role in the answer choices. 240+ 167 = 383, the maximum number of students who do not play a sport.




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