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    In city X, 27% of the people whose age are less than 65 years old are registered voters, 17% of the people whose age are greater than or equal to 65 years old are registered voters. Of the total people in city X, if 24% are registered voters, then what fraction of the people whose age are less 65 years old are present in the city X?

    Is there enough info to do this problem?
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    First sort out the facts.

    X= Total Population of City
    0.27(X)= Voters that are less than 65 years old
    0.17(X)= Voters that are 65 or older
    X - (0.27 + 0.17)X= Non-Voters of All Ages != (1.00 - 0.24)X = Non-Voters of All Ages
    No initial population...


    I don't understand the problem to be honest. I would say no.
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