Carcass wrote:

Of the 3,600 employees of Company X, \(\frac{1}{3}\) are clerical. If the clerical staff were to be reduced by \(\frac{1}{3}\), what percent of the total number of the remaining employees would then be clerical?

(A) 25%

(B) 22.2%

(C) 20%

(D) 12.5%

(E) 11.1%

Kudos for the right solution and explanation

If 1/3 of the 3,600 employees are clerical, then there are

1200 clerical workers.

If 1/3 of the

1200 clerical staff are laid off, then 400 clerical workers are laid off.

This means there are

800 clerical workers remaining.

Since 400 workers were laid off, the NEW employee population = 3600 - 400 =

3200"What percent of the total number of the remaining employees would then be clerical?"

Of the

3200 workers,

800 are clerical workers

800/

3200 = 1/4 = 25%

Answer: A

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