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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 ## Of the employees at a company, 60 percent were men and, of tagged by: swerve ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## Of the employees at a company, 60 percent were men and, of ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Of the employees at a company, 60 percent were men and, of these, 1/10 were still employed after a recent corporate restructuring. If the number of women who were still employed after the restructuring was five times the number of men who were employed after it, what percent of the women were still employed after the restructuring? A. 6% B. 20% C. 30% D. 50% E. 75% The AO is E Source: Princeton Review ### GMAT/MBA Expert Elite Legendary Member Joined 23 Jun 2013 Posted: 10071 messages Followed by: 494 members Upvotes: 2867 GMAT Score: 800 Hi swerve, We're told that of the employees at a company, 60 percent were men and, of these, 1/10 were still employed after a recent corporate restructuring and the number of women who were still employed after the restructuring was FIVE TIMES the number of men who were employed after it. We're asked what percent of the women were STILL employed after the restructuring. This question can be solved in a couple of different ways, including by TESTing VALUES. Let's TEST 100 as the total number of employees. With 100 employees.... 60% are men --> (.6)(100) = 60 male employees 100 - 60 = 40 female employees After the restructuring.... 1/10 of the men were STILL employed --> (.1)(60) = 6 men still employed 60 - 6 = 54 men NOT still employed The number of women STILL employed was 5 TIMES the number of men still employed --> (5)(6) = 30 women still employed 40 - 30 = 10 women NOT still employed. Percentage of women STILL employed after the restructuring = 30/40 = 3/4 = 75% Final Answer: E GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich _________________ Contact Rich at Rich.C@empowergmat.com ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 09 Oct 2010 Posted: 1282 messages Followed by: 29 members Upvotes: 59 swerve wrote: Of the employees at a company, 60 percent were men and, of these, 1/10 were still employed after a recent corporate restructuring. If the number of women who were still employed after the restructuring was five times the number of men who were employed after it, what percent of the women were still employed after the restructuring? A. 6% B. 20% C. 30% D. 50% E. 75% Source: Princeton Review $$? = {{\# \,\,{\rm{women}}\,\,{\rm{still}}\,{\rm{employed}}} \over {\# \,\,{\rm{women}}}}$$ Trivial problem for the grid technique (aka double-matrix): $$? = {{30} \over {100 - 60}} = {3 \over 4} = 75\%$$ This solution follows the notations and rationale taught in the GMATH method. Regards, Fabio. _________________ Fabio Skilnik :: GMATH method creator ( Math for the GMAT) English-speakers :: https://www.gmath.net Portuguese-speakers :: https://www.gmath.com.br • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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