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 Author: GMATBusters [ 01 Nov 2018, 07:23 ] Post subject: How many people did Apex Company employ in 1990? (1) The company emplo How many people did Apex Company employ in 1990?(1) The company employed 538 more people in 1991 than in 1990.(2) The company employed 20 percent more people in 1991 than in 1990.

 Author: Salsanousi [ 01 Nov 2018, 23:50 ] Post subject: Re: How many people did Apex Company employ in 1990? (1) The company emplo Let employeed in 1990 be xLet employeed in 1991 be yStatement 1)y = x + 538 insufficient because we have 2 variables and 1 equation.Statement 2)y = x + 0.2x insufficient for the same reason above.Combined we know 0.2x = 538We can find the value. Sufficient.Answer choice CPosted from my mobile device

 Author: BrentGMATPrepNow [ 24 Mar 2020, 05:48 ] Post subject: Re: How many people did Apex Company employ in 1990? (1) The company emplo GMATBusters wrote:How many people did Apex Company employ in 1990?(1) The company employed 538 more people in 1991 than in 1990.(2) The company employed 20 percent more people in 1991 than in 1990.Target question: How many people did Apex Company employ in 1990? Statement 1: The company employed 538 more people in 1991 than in 1990. Since we don't know the number of people employed in 1991, there's no way to answer the target question with certaintySo, statement 1 is NOT SUFFICIENT Statement 2: The company employed 20 percent more people in 1991 than in 1990In order to answer the target question, we still need to know the number of people employed in 1991.Statement 2 is NOT SUFFICIENT Statements 1 and 2 combined Statement 2 tells us that the company employed 20 percent more people in 1991 than in 1990So, if x = the number of people employed in 1990, we can write: 0.2x = how many more people were employed in 1991Statement 1 tells us that the company employed 538 more people in 1991 than in 1990So we can write: 0.2x = 538Solve to get: x = 2690The answer to the target question is Apex Company employed 2690 people in 1990Since we can answer the target question with certainty, the combined statements are SUFFICIENTAnswer: CCheers,Brent

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