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    Percentage problem???

    Q) Of the adult population in Nagpur, 45% of men and 25% of women are married what percentage of total population of adults is married(assume that no man marries more than one woman and vice versa) ?

    Any help would be appreciated?

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    Ashish
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    Quote Originally Posted by a69356 View Post
    Q) Of the adult population in Nagpur, 45% of men and 25% of women are married what percentage of total population of adults is married(assume that no man marries more than one woman and vice versa) ?

    Any help would be appreciated?

    Thanks,
    Ashish
    Let number of men = x and number of women = y.

    Note that 0.45x = 0.25y => x = 5y/9.

    Required percentage = 100 (0.45x + 0.25y)/(x + y). Substitute from above, cancel y's and get the number.
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