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Each of people voted once in an election, X

Post Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:31 am
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

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Post Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:48 pm
Good work.
483 works much better.

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Post Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:06 pm
Does the new statements mean

1. Candidate X got 50% of the votes cast by men. = x got 50% of votes from men
2. Candidate Y got 60% of the votes cast by women. = y got 60 % of votes from women

1- In this case X got 624 votes from men so total votes X got = 624 * 2 = 1248 - SUFFICIENT

2. In this case Y got 483 votes from women so 60% of Y = 483 gives Y = 805 - NOT SUFFICIENT.

Answer should be A

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483 works much better.

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Post Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:06 pm
Does the new statements mean

1. Candidate X got 50% of the votes cast by men. = x got 50% of votes from men
2. Candidate Y got 60% of the votes cast by women. = y got 60 % of votes from women

1- In this case X got 624 votes from men so total votes X got = 624 * 2 = 1248 - SUFFICIENT

2. In this case Y got 483 votes from women so 60% of Y = 483 gives Y = 805 - NOT SUFFICIENT.

Answer should be A

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Brent@GMATPrepNow wrote:
canbtg wrote:
thanks Brent . The question is from GMATPREP QP .
Hmmm, if it's an official GMATPrep question then either I'm missing something totally basic, or the question was not transcribed correctly. Here's why:

Let's let F = the total number of female voters.
It is given that 433 of the females voted for Y
Statement 2 say that 60% of the females voted for Y.
This mean that we can write 0.6F = 433
So, F = 433/0.6 = 721 2/3
This doesn't make any sense. We can't have 721 2/3 females.

Cheers,
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I get your point . This is from some online resource tagged with GMATPREP Question (totally , misleading) . SO , I am sorry for creating a confusion .

I could Actually trace the original GMAT question :

Each vote in a certain election went to one of the two candidates, X or Y. Candidate X received 624 of the votes cast by men , and candidate Y received 483 of the votes cast by women , how many votes did X receive?
A. Candidate X got 50% of the votes cast by men.
B. Candidate Y got 60% of the votes cast by women.


OA
B

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Post Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:42 am
canbtg wrote:
thanks Brent . The question is from GMATPREP QP .
Hmmm, if it's an official GMATPrep question then either I'm missing something totally basic, or the question was not transcribed correctly. Here's why:

Let's let F = the total number of female voters.
It is given that 433 of the females voted for Y
Statement 2 say that 60% of the females voted for Y.
This mean that we can write 0.6F = 433
So, F = 433/0.6 = 721 2/3
This doesn't make any sense. We can't have 721 2/3 females.

Cheers,
Brent

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