It is currently 21 Oct 2017, 09:25

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# What is the median number of employees assigned per project

Author Message
Senior Manager
Joined: 28 Jun 2007
Posts: 315

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 0

What is the median number of employees assigned per project [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Sep 2007, 07:49
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

This topic is locked. If you want to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum.

What is the median number of employees assigned per project for the projects at Company Z?

(1) 25 percent of the projects at Company Z have 4 or more employees assigned to each project.

(2) 35 percent of the projects at Company Z have 2 or fewer employees assigned to each project.

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 27 Jul 2006
Posts: 293

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

22 Sep 2007, 11:57
if we know that 25 percent have 4 or more, we know that the median is a whole number less than four.

if we know that 35 percent have two or less we know that the median is a whole number greater than 2.

Put them together the only whole number that exists is 3...

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 28 Jun 2007
Posts: 315

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

24 Sep 2007, 11:13
defenestrate wrote:
if we know that 25 percent have 4 or more, we know that the median is a whole number less than four.

if we know that 35 percent have two or less we know that the median is a whole number greater than 2.

Put them together the only whole number that exists is 3...

I am still not getting this. Median simply means the middle number of the set right? i.e middle number if number of terms is odd, average of the two middle numbers if the number of terms is even.

Lets assume there are 100 projects in the company. So (1) says 25 projects have 4 or more people and (2) says 35 projects have 2 or more people. But this is still not giving us any info about the (100 - (25 + 35)) = 40 other projects. How do you know how many people they have? Also, how do you know which numbers are in the middle of the set?

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 0

24 Sep 2007, 11:13
Display posts from previous: Sort by