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What percentage of the current fourth graders at Liberation Elementary School dressed in costume for Halloween for the past two years in a row (both this year and last year)?

(1) 60% of the current fourth graders at Liberation Elementary School dressed in costume for Halloween this year. (2) Of the current fourth graders at Liberation Elementary School who did not dress in costume for Halloween this year, 80% did not dress in costume last year.

Statement 1: 60% of the current fourth graders at Liberation Elementary School dressed in costume for Halloween this year.

This alone does not give any details about the previous year so A and D are out.

Statement 2: Of the current fourth graders at Liberation Elementary School who did not dress in costume for Halloween this year, 80% did not dress in costume last year.

This statement alone does not give the % for this year so B is out.

Looking at them together we are still missing the info on the percentage of students who wore costume this year but did not wear it last year. so C is out.

It should be E. Even after combining both the statements, it does not clarify how many of 60% students that did not dress costume this year did dress last year.

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OA is E. This is the explanation from MGMAT.

We can divide the current fourth graders into 4 categories:

(1) The percentage that dressed in costume this year ONLY. (2) The percentage that dressed in costume last year ONLY. (3) The percentage that did NOT dress in costume either this year or last year. (4) The percentage that dressed in costume BOTH years.

We need to determine the last category (category 4) in order to answer the question.

(1) INSUFFICIENT: Let's assume there are 100 current fourth graders (this simply helps to make this percentage question more concrete). 60 of them dressed in costume this year, while 40 did not. However, we don't know how many of these 60 dressed in costume last year, so we can't divide this 60 up into categories 1 and 2.

(2) INSUFFICIENT: This provides little relevant information on its own because we don't know how many of the students didn't dress up in costumes this year and the statement references that value.

(1) AND (2) INSUFFICIENT: From statement 1 we know that 60 dressed up in costumes this year, but 40 did not. Statement 2 tells us that 80% of these 40, or 32, didn't dress up in costumes this year either. This provides us with a value for category 3, from which we can derive a value for category 2 (8). However, we still don't know how many of the 60 costume bearers from this year wore costumes last year.

Since this is an overlapping set problem, we could also have used a double-set matrix to organize our information and solve. Even with both statements together, we can not find the value for the Costume Last Year / Costume This Year cell.

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Lets say there are 100 student statement 1 = 60 wore costume this year and 40 did not (insufficient) statement 2 = (alone says nothing about current year students) so insufficient Combining both, 60 wore costume this year and 40 did not last year 32 did not wore costuming and 68 did (assuming last year also there were 100 students) [here only we can conclude E is ans] so 68 wore costumes last year and 60 this year, but we don't know that these overlapping 60 are same students or not So IMO E is correct ans.

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