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Percent of Male athletes

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Percent of Male athletes

by El Cucu » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:39 pm
Of a gropu of people, 44% are male, and 74% are athletes. If 15% of the female are not athletes, what percent of the people are male athletes?

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by tdadic84 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:44 pm
can you please post questions with answer choices...thanks

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by vittalgmat » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:55 pm
I get 33%
What is the OA?

Next time, pls post the answer choices and OA (OA within the spoiler).

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by gmat740 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:22 pm
Let the Entire Group size to Be 100( for simplified calculations)

M ==> 44

no. of F(female) ==> 100 - 44 = 56

A(athlete) = 74% = 74

Now 15% of F not A

Thus 0.15* 56 not A
= 8.4 not A
So females who are athlete

56- 8.4 = 47.2

Now Male who are athletes = Total - Female Athletes

= 74 - 47.2 = 26.8

So % of Male Athletes is 26.8%

Although the method is correct, but I made some calculation error,
Now I hope everything is fine.
Last edited by gmat740 on Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:20 am, edited 3 times in total.

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by nawaab007 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:10 am
I got 26. Can somebody pls post the OA.

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by NethraN » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:43 am
@gmat740
So F(female) ==> 100 - 44 = 66
Be careful and avoid such mistakes. We all panic and tend to make silly mistakes but we have to avoid them.
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by PAB2706 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:58 am
i got answer 33%

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by gmat740 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:05 am
@NethraN

I am soo sorry.

I don't know How I made this mistake this is going to extremely fatal for me.

Thanks a lot by the way for Pointing out the mistake.

I will edit it.

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by Morgoth » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:11 am
OA?
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by gmat740 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:22 am
What if we are given two options like
a.26
b.27

the answer by proper working is shown above(26.8%)

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by El Cucu » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:37 am
vittalgmat wrote:I get 33%
What is the OA?

Next time, pls post the answer choices and OA (OA within the spoiler).

thanks
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OA is 26,

We can not use double chart entry as there are subgroups right? tks