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Author:  NoHalfMeasures [ 04 Jun 2014, 23:10 ] 
Post subject:  Each vote in a certain election went to one of the two candidates, x 
Each vote in a certain election went to one of the two candidates, x or y. Candidate X received 624 votes cast by men and candidate Y received 483 votes cast by women. How many votes did X receive? (1) Candidate X received 50% cast by men (2) Candidate Y received 60% cast by women 
Author:  WoundedTiger [ 04 Jun 2014, 23:20 ] 
Post subject:  Re: Each vote in a certain election went to one of the two candidates, x 
MensaNumber wrote: Each vote in a certain election went to one of the two candidates, x or y. Candidate X received 624 votes cast by men and candidate Y received 483 votes cast by women. How many votes did X receive? 1) Candidate X received 50% cast by men 2) Candidate Y received 60% cast by women Kudos if you liked the question and would like me to discuss more such official questions Attachment: Untitled.png [ 7.26 KiB  Viewed 18110 times ] Refer to the table above, We need to find x here St 1 gives us a= 0.5* (624+a)....Not sufficient as we need to find b to get our answer. St 2 gives us that 483= 0.6*(483+b)....We can find b and hence x. Sufficient Ans is B 
Author:  NoHalfMeasures [ 04 Jun 2014, 23:16 ] 
Post subject:  Re: Each vote in a certain election went to one of the two candidates, x 
We already know how many how many men voted for X. to get the total votes of X we need 'how many women voted for X St1: Does not tell how many women voted for X St2: If 483 women is 60% of total women then total no. of women voters: 483/0.6. If we subtract 483 from this we will get no. of women who voted for X. SUFF Ans: B 
Author:  NoHalfMeasures [ 04 Jun 2014, 23:17 ] 
Post subject:  Re: Each vote in a certain election went to one of the two candidates, x 
Here is a rip off eachofpeoplevotedonceinanelectionxgot483from27128.html for practice 
Author:  PiyushK [ 14 Sep 2014, 13:36 ] 
Post subject:  Re: Each vote in a certain election went to one of the two candidates, x 
It appears language in statement 1 and 2 is altered: following is another version of this question with unambiguous statements. 1) Candidate X received 50% cast by men  It can be interpreted as 50% of votes X received were from man. therefore male votes = female votes = 483.  stmt 1 is sufficient with this interpretation. 2) Candidate Y received 60% cast by women Each of people voted once in an election, X got 483 from male voters, Y got 433 from female voters. How many votes did X get? 1) X got votes from 50% of male voters 2) Y got votes from 60% of female voters 
Author:  Bunuel [ 14 Sep 2014, 17:44 ] 
Post subject:  Re: Each vote in a certain election went to one of the two candidates, x 
MensaNumber wrote: Each vote in a certain election went to one of the two candidates, x or y. Candidate X received 624 votes cast by men and candidate Y received 483 votes cast by women. How many votes did X receive? 1) Candidate X received 50% cast by men 2) Candidate Y received 60% cast by women Kudos if you liked the question and would like me to discuss more such official questions This is a copy of GMAT Prep question: eachpersononacommitteewith40membersvotedforexactly129999.html 
Author:  BrentGMATPrepNow [ 16 May 2018, 05:33 ] 
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NoHalfMeasures wrote: Each vote in a certain election went to one of the two candidates, x or y. Candidate X received 624 votes cast by men and candidate Y received 483 votes cast by women. How many votes did X receive? 1) Candidate X received 50% cast by men 2) Candidate Y received 60% cast by women We can use the Double Matrix Method here to help us arrange our information. The Double Matrix can be used for most questions featuring a population in which each member has two characteristics associated with it. Here, we have a population of voters, and the two characteristics are:  male or female  voted for X or voted for Y So, we can set up out diagram as follows: X got 483 from male voters, Y got 433 from female voters. We can add that information as follows: Target question: How many votes did X get? Notice that the two blue boxes represent the males and females who voted for X. So, our goal here is to find the sum of these two boxes. Statement 1: X got votes from 50% of male voters The two highlighted boxes represent the male voters. If 50% of them voted for X, then the other 50% voted for Y. So, 483 of the males also voted for Y... We can now see that we don't have enough information to find the sum of the values in the 2 blue boxes As such, statement 1 is NOT SUFFICIENT Statement 2: Y got votes from 60% of female voters The two highlighted boxes represent the female voters. Let's let F = the total number of female voters. If 60% of the females voted for Y, then we can write 0.6F = 433 If we wanted to, we COULD solve this equation for F, at which point we COULD ALSO determine the number of females who voted for X. Since we COULD determine the number of females who voted for X, then we COULD ALSO find the total number of people who voted for X Since we could easily answer the target question with certainty, statement 2 is SUFFICIENT Answer: B To learn more about the Double Matrix Method, watch this video: Here's a practice question: 
Author:  JeffTargetTestPrep [ 17 May 2018, 18:13 ] 
Post subject:  Re: Each vote in a certain election went to one of the two candidates, x 
NoHalfMeasures wrote: Each vote in a certain election went to one of the two candidates, x or y. Candidate X received 624 votes cast by men and candidate Y received 483 votes cast by women. How many votes did X receive? 1) Candidate X received 50% cast by men 2) Candidate Y received 60% cast by women We are given that Candidate X received 624 votes cast by men and candidate Y received 483 votes cast by women. We need to determine the number of votes X received. Statement One Alone: Candidate X received 50% cast by men. We can create the equation: 624 = 0.5m 1,248 = m So we see that the total votes cast by men was 1,248. However, since we don’t know the number of votes he received from women, we cannot determine the total number of votes X received. Statement Two Alone: Candidate Y received 60% cast by women. We can create the equation: 483 = 0.6w 805 = w So we see that the total votes cast by women was 805, so we see that X received 805  463 = 342 votes from women. Therefore, X received a total of 624 + 342 = 966 votes. Answer: B 
Author:  Basshead [ 19 Nov 2020, 09:43 ] 
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NoHalfMeasures wrote: Each vote in a certain election went to one of the two candidates, x or y. Candidate X received 624 votes cast by men and candidate Y received 483 votes cast by women. How many votes did X receive? (1) Candidate X received 50% cast by men (2) Candidate Y received 60% cast by women (1) This means 624 votes cast by men voted for women. Y = 483 + 624. However we can't determine the votes Candidate X received. (2) If Candidate Y received 60% of votes cast by women, then 40% of women voted for for Candidate X. We can determine the total votes Candidate X received. SUFFICIENT. Answer is B. 
Author:  abhola [ 14 Aug 2021, 02:53 ] 
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JeffTargetTestPrep wrote: NoHalfMeasures wrote: Each vote in a certain election went to one of the two candidates, x or y. Candidate X received 624 votes cast by men and candidate Y received 483 votes cast by women. How many votes did X receive? 1) Candidate X received 50% cast by men 2) Candidate Y received 60% cast by women We are given that Candidate X received 624 votes cast by men and candidate Y received 483 votes cast by women. We need to determine the number of votes X received. Statement One Alone: Candidate X received 50% cast by men. We can create the equation: 624 = 0.5m 1,248 = m So we see that the total votes cast by men was 1,248. However, since we don’t know the number of votes he received from women, we cannot determine the total number of votes X received. Statement Two Alone: Candidate Y received 60% cast by women. We can create the equation: 483 = 0.6w 805 = w So we see that the total votes cast by women was 805, so we see that X received 805  463 = 342 votes from women. Therefore, X received a total of 624 + 342 = 966 votes. Answer: B Hi JeffTargetTestPrep Bunuel Why cannot we interpret statement one as follows: Candidate X received 50% cast by men = Of all the votes that were cast to Candidate X, 50% of them were by men. So with this interpretation, we can say that men and women cast an equal number of votes to Candidate X. Hence the total number of votes to X = 624+624 = 1248. Hence, statement 1 alone is sufficient. Could you please let me know where am I getting wrong here? Regards. 
Author:  Sneha2021 [ 15 Oct 2021, 11:47 ] 
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Whenever % are given, we need to be very careful with % out of what or what is the total. So when you read statement 1, it says X received 50% of what ? What = votes cast by men Candidate X received 50% cast by men abhola wrote: JeffTargetTestPrep wrote: NoHalfMeasures wrote: Each vote in a certain election went to one of the two candidates, x or y. Candidate X received 624 votes cast by men and candidate Y received 483 votes cast by women. How many votes did X receive? 1) Candidate X received 50% cast by men 2) Candidate Y received 60% cast by women We are given that Candidate X received 624 votes cast by men and candidate Y received 483 votes cast by women. We need to determine the number of votes X received. Statement One Alone: Candidate X received 50% cast by men. We can create the equation: 624 = 0.5m 1,248 = m So we see that the total votes cast by men was 1,248. However, since we don’t know the number of votes he received from women, we cannot determine the total number of votes X received. Statement Two Alone: Candidate Y received 60% cast by women. We can create the equation: 483 = 0.6w 805 = w So we see that the total votes cast by women was 805, so we see that X received 805  463 = 342 votes from women. Therefore, X received a total of 624 + 342 = 966 votes. Answer: B Hi JeffTargetTestPrep Bunuel Why cannot we interpret statement one as follows: Candidate X received 50% cast by men = Of all the votes that were cast to Candidate X, 50% of them were by men. So with this interpretation, we can say that men and women cast an equal number of votes to Candidate X. Hence the total number of votes to X = 624+624 = 1248. Hence, statement 1 alone is sufficient. Could you please let me know where am I getting wrong here? Regards. 
Author:  nisthagupta28 [ 08 Dec 2021, 04:03 ] 
Post subject:  Re: Each vote in a certain election went to one of the two candidates, x 
JeffTargetTestPrep wrote: NoHalfMeasures wrote: Each vote in a certain election went to one of the two candidates, x or y. Candidate X received 624 votes cast by men and candidate Y received 483 votes cast by women. How many votes did X receive? 1) Candidate X received 50% cast by men 2) Candidate Y received 60% cast by women We are given that Candidate X received 624 votes cast by men and candidate Y received 483 votes cast by women. We need to determine the number of votes X received. Statement One Alone: Candidate X received 50% cast by men. We can create the equation: 624 = 0.5m 1,248 = m So we see that the total votes cast by men was 1,248. However, since we don’t know the number of votes he received from women, we cannot determine the total number of votes X received. Statement Two Alone: Candidate Y received 60% cast by women. We can create the equation: 483 = 0.6w 805 = w So we see that the total votes cast by women was 805, so we see that X received 805  463 = 342 votes from women. Therefore, X received a total of 624 + 342 = 966 votes. Answer: B shouldn't it be 805 483= 322. therefore, 624+ 322 = 946 
Author:  KshitijaS [ 21 Dec 2022, 04:27 ] 
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BrentGMATPrepNow wrote: NoHalfMeasures wrote: Each vote in a certain election went to one of the two candidates, x or y. Candidate X received 624 votes cast by men and candidate Y received 483 votes cast by women. How many votes did X receive? 1) Candidate X received 50% cast by men 2) Candidate Y received 60% cast by women Statement 1: X got votes from 50% of male voters The two highlighted boxes represent the male voters. If 50% of them voted for X, then the other 50% voted for Y. Here why are we not considering the statements being framed in exactly the same format as mentioned in the question? Question says "Candidate X received 624 votes cast by men" We considered this as 624 of the totals votes received by X were by men Now The given statement 1 says "Candidate X received 50% cast by men" Doesn't that mean that 50% of the total votes received by candidate X were by men? Considering this shouldn't the answer be A? 
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