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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 men2) Candidate Y received 60% cast by womenKudos if you liked the question and would like me to discuss more such official questionsAttachment: Untitled.png [ 7.26 KiB | Viewed 18110 times ] Refer to the table above, We need to find x hereSt 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. SufficientAns 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 XSt1: Does not tell how many women voted for XSt2: 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. SUFFAns: 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 each-of-people-voted-once-in-an-election-x-got-483-from-27128.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 womenEach 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 men2) Candidate Y received 60% cast by womenKudos if you liked the question and would like me to discuss more such official questionsThis is a copy of GMAT Prep question: each-person-on-a-committee-with-40-members-voted-for-exactly-129999.html