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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote drama club: percentage female members This topic has 2 expert replies and 2 member replies drama club: percentage female members What percent of the drama club members enrolled at a certain school are female students? (1) Of the female students enrolled at the school, 40 percent are members of the drama club. (2) Of the male students enrolled at the school, 25 percent are members of the drama club. _________________ Want to Beat GMAT. Always do what you're afraid to do. Whoooop GMAT Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Joined 28 Nov 2008 Posted: 29 messages Is it E ? Conditions A and B give no info about total number of students in the drama club. Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 08 Jan 2009 Posted: 174 messages Upvotes: 5 Test Date: April 2009 Target GMAT Score: 720 GMAT Score: 620 IMO E too _________________ "Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance." GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 09 Apr 2015 Posted: 1461 messages Followed by: 18 members Upvotes: 39 kanha81 wrote: What percent of the drama club members enrolled at a certain school are female students? (1) Of the female students enrolled at the school, 40 percent are members of the drama club. (2) Of the male students enrolled at the school, 25 percent are members of the drama club. If we know the number of male and female students in the drama club, then we can determine the percent of students in the drama club who are female students. Statement One Alone: Of the female students enrolled at the school, 40 percent are members of the drama club. Since we don’t know the number of female students and the number of male students in the drama club, we can’t determine the percent of students in the club who are female students. Statement Two Alone: Of the male students enrolled at the school, 25 percent are members of the drama club. Since we don’t know the number of male students and we know the number of female students in the drama club, we can’t determine the percent of students in the club who are female students. Statements One and Two Together: With the two statements, we still don’t know the number of male students and the number of female students in the drama club, we can’t determine the percent of students in the club who are female students. Answer: E _________________ Jeffrey Miller Head of GMAT Instruction GMAT/MBA Expert Elite Legendary Member Joined 23 Jun 2013 Posted: 10111 messages Followed by: 494 members Upvotes: 2867 GMAT Score: 800 Hi All, We're asked what percent of the drama club members enrolled at a certain school are female students. This question can be solved in a number of different ways; you'll find that a bit of logic (and some basic note-taking to keep track of your deductions) is all that's needed to get to the correct answer. 1) Of the female students enrolled at the school, 40 percent are members of the drama club. Fact 1 doesn't tell us the exact number of students in the drama club - and it doesn't provide any way to deduce the relationship of the number of female students to total students in the drama club. Fact 1 is INSUFFICIENT 2) Of the male students enrolled at the school, 25 percent are members of the drama club. Similar to the information in Fact 1, Fact 2 doesn't tell us the exact number of students in the drama club - and it doesn't provide any way to deduce the relationship of the number of female students to total students in the drama club. Fact 2 is INSUFFICIENT Combined, we know... Of the female students enrolled at the school, 40 percent are members of the drama club. Of the male students enrolled at the school, 25 percent are members of the drama club. These facts both link back to the TOTAL female students and TOTAL male students in the SCHOOL, but there's no way to account for the 'scale' of those percents. For example, there could be 100 female students in the School (so 40 of them would be in the drama club), but there could also be 1,000 female students in the School (with 400 of them - a much larger number than 40 - in the drama club). Without that type of 'relationship data', there's no way to determine the actual ratio of females to total students in the drama club. Combined, INSUFFICIENT Final Answer: E GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich _________________ Contact Rich at Rich.C@empowergmat.com • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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