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# Of the employees at a company, 60 percent were men and, of

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Of the employees at a company, 60 percent were men and, of [#permalink]  27 Mar 2018, 16:21
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Of the employees at a company, 60 percent were men and, of these, $$\frac{1}{10}$$ 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%

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Re: Of the employees at a company, 60 percent were men and, of [#permalink]  27 Mar 2018, 21:22
sandy wrote:
Of the employees at a company, 60 percent were men and, of these, 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%

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Question: 9
Page: 550

I think you miss some info in " of these, were still employed after a recent corporate restructuring", please check it out.~~
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Re: Of the employees at a company, 60 percent were men and, of [#permalink]  06 Apr 2018, 15:06
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Explanation

Set up a group grid and, because you are dealing with percents and fractions, plug in 100 for the total number of employees at the company. There will be 60 men, of whom 6 are still employed after the restructuring.
Subtracting 60 from 100 gives you 40, the total number of women. Five times the 6 men who are still employed gives you 30, the number of women still employed. After filling in this information, the group grid looks like the figure below.

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There are 30 women, but the question asks you what percent this represents of the total number of women. 30 out of 40 is 75 percent, so the answer is choice (E).
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Re: Of the employees at a company, 60 percent were men and, of [#permalink]  17 Jul 2019, 06:29
sandy wrote:
Explanation

Set up a group grid and, because you are dealing with percents and fractions, plug in 100 for the total number of employees at the company. There will be 60 men, of whom 6 are still employed after the restructuring.
Subtracting 60 from 100 gives you 40, the total number of women. Five times the 6 men who are still employed gives you 30, the number of women still employed. After filling in this information, the group grid looks like the figure below.

Attachment:
Capture.JPG

There are 30 women, but the question asks you what percent this represents of the total number of women. 30 out of 40 is 75 percent, so the answer is choice (E).

Hi, where you can infer "but the question asks you what percent this represents of the total number of women. "?
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Re: Of the employees at a company, 60 percent were men and, of [#permalink]  14 Aug 2019, 04:42
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Suppose men + women were = 100

$$W = 5 \times M$$

The men were $$\frac{1}{10}$$ of the total of men. Men in total were 60 so $$\frac{1}{10}$$ is 6

6 men still employed and 64 fired

The women were 40 and $$W = 5 \times M$$; $$W = 5 \times 6 = 30$$

Women were 30 still employed and 10 fired for a total of 40

The women were as % $$\frac{30}{40} = \frac{3}{4} = 75 %$$

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