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Each vote in a certain election went to one of the two candidates, x or y. Candidate X received 624 votes cast by men and candidate Y received 483 votes cast by women. How many votes did X receive?
I. Candidate X received 50% cast by men
II. Candidate Y received 60% cast by women
Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.
Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.
BOTH statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are sufficient to answer the question asked, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question asked.
EACH statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question asked.
Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question asked, and additional data specific to the problem are needed.
Option B is the correct answer.
Table-Method is the best way to solve a question of mutually exclusive type:
Statement I is insufficient: From the table above, gives us a= 0.5* (624+a)….Not sufficient as we need to find b to get our answer.
Statement II is sufficient: From the table above, gives us that 483= 0.6*(483+b)….We can find b and hence x. Sufficient
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