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Post Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:31 pm
Q33:
In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 percent of the population are employed males. What percent of the employed people in Town X are females?

A. 16%
B. 25%
C. 32%
D. 40%
E. 52%

OA:B

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Post Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:57 pm
Lets say the town has 100 people.

That means 64 are employed
48 would be employed males
64-48=16 employed females

Now the question asks what percent of the employed people are females?

16/64= 25%

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Post Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:16 am
imoB

as dmateer25 has shown...

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Post Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:35 am
X=100

64% which is 64 employed

and 48 percent of 100 is employed that is 48 of of 64 are male

remaining is 16 ,women (num of women employees)

16---- 64 ????

25% b is the oa

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Post Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:36 am
Sorry agree with guys who have already discussed !! redundant Post!!

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Post Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:06 pm
dmateer25 wrote:
Lets say the town has 100 people.

That means 64 are employed
48 would be employed males
64-48=16 employed females

Now the question asks what percent of the employed people are females?

16/64= 25%
Here is a faster way to solve this. The question asks for 48% of 64. This is just less than 50%, ie. just less than 64/2 = 32. From the choices just less than 32 is 25.
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Post Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:22 am
"what percent of the employed people are females"

Here the question is asking what percent of emplyed people are females, not emplyed females in other words what %age of employed people are total females, not necessarily employed females.

Any thoughts on this? I see ambiguity here, does anyone else also see it.

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Post Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:47 pm
Let's just do assuming population is X, not as 100,50 or any number.

total employed population=X*64%, male employed population=X*48%

Therefore, percent of the female employed population= (X*64% - X*48%)/X*64%=>1/4, hence 25%

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Post Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:27 pm
Fab wrote:
Q33:
In Town X, 64 percent of the population are employed, and 48 percent of the population are employed males. What percent of the employed people in Town X are females?

A. 16%
B. 25%
C. 32%
D. 40%
E. 52%
Let's use a convenient value for the total number of people in town X. Since this is a percent problem, 100 is an easy number to use. If there are 100 people in the town, we know:

100 x 0.64 = 64 = total employed

100 x 0.48 = 48 = employed males

Thus, 64 - 48 = 16 employed females

Now let's solve for the percent of employed people in town X who are females.

[(Employed Females)/(Total Employed)] x 100 = 16/64 x 100

¼ x 100 = 25%

Answer B

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