anonymous
  • anonymous
If 10% of the men is voting for X and 6% of the women is voting for X, how many % of the population is voting for X?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
are we assuming an equal number of men and women? if so then 8%
ash2326
  • ash2326
Let the total population of men be 100 and of women be 100 so 10 men vote for x and 6 women vote for y so total 16 people vote out of 200 16/200* 100= 8% assuming equal no. of men and women
anonymous
  • anonymous
an easy trick if this is confusing is use numbers. say there are 50 women and 50 men, for a total of 100 people. then 10% of 50 is 5 and 6% of 50 is 3, 5+3 = 8 and 8 is 8% of 100

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anonymous
  • anonymous
as you can see ash used the same trick with different numbers, so the point is that the actual numbers don't matter, you can use any you like
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thanks! :) But what if the population consists of 52% men?

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