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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 ## In a nationwide poll, P people were asked 2 questions. If ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## In a nationwide poll, P people were asked 2 questions. If ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult In a nationwide poll, P people were asked 2 questions. If 2/5 answered “yes” to question 1, and of those 1/3 also answered “yes” to question 2, which of the following represents the number of people polled who did not answer “yes” to both questions? A. 2/15*P B. 3/5*P C. 3/4*P D. 5/6*P E. 13/15*P ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 Apr 2015 Posted: 2244 messages Followed by: 18 members Upvotes: 43 Top Reply BTGmoderatorDC wrote: In a nationwide poll, P people were asked 2 questions. If 2/5 answered “yes” to question 1, and of those 1/3 also answered “yes” to question 2, which of the following represents the number of people polled who did not answer “yes” to both questions? A. 2/15*P B. 3/5*P C. 3/4*P D. 5/6*P E. 13/15*P The number of people who answered yes to both questions is (2/5)P x 1/3 = (2/15)P, so (13/15)P did not answer yes to both questions. Answer: E _________________ Scott Woodbury-Stewart Founder and CEO ### GMAT/MBA Expert Elite Legendary Member Joined 23 Jun 2013 Posted: 10112 messages Followed by: 494 members Upvotes: 2867 GMAT Score: 800 Top Reply Hi All, We're told that in a nationwide poll, P people were asked 2 questions, 2/5 answered “yes” to question 1, and OF THOSE people, 1/3 also answered “yes” to question 2. We're asked which of the following represents the number of people polled who did NOT answer “yes” to BOTH questions. This question can be solved in a couple of different ways, including by TESTing VALUES. From a strategic standpoint, we should look to choose a value for P that is a multiple of both 5 and 3 (since 2/5 and 1/3 are fractions that we'll have to deal with when we do our calculations). Let's TEST P = 15 IF... there are 15 people.... then (2/5)(15) = 6 answered 'yes' to question 1 and (1/3)(6) = 2 of those people answered 'yes' to question 2. Of the 15 original people, only 2 answered 'yes' to BOTH questions and 15 - 2 = 13 did NOT answer 'yes' to BOTH questions. Thus, we're looking for an answer that equals 13 when P=15. Only one of the answers matches... Final Answer: E GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich _________________ Contact Rich at Rich.C@empowergmat.com • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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