# Help needed with Math problem

By dolphin2406

@dolphin2406 (1227)

Poland

April 12, 2009 6:20am CST

Hi, first of all Happy Easter to all of you on myLot!
I hope someone can help me understand how to work this problem, it's killing me. I haven't worked Math for a long time and need to study for a test on numerical reasoning. This is the multiple choice question, please tell me how to get the answer.
The average length of unemployment for every person of working age in France is 170 days, but the figure is 220 days for unemployed people aged 45 and over. Of the 30 million working population in France in 2005, 18 million were aged 45 and over. What was the average length of unemployment in France for the working population aged under 45 in 2005?
a) 170 days
b) 95 days
c) 137 days
d) 350 days
Thanks.

1 response

@mrtimharry (1180)

•

12 Apr 09

answer is 95 days
30million people at average of 170 days equals total days of 5,100,000,000
18million people at average of 220 days equals total days of 3,960,000,000
this means that there was 1,140,000,000 days lefts for 12million people (5,100,000,000-3,960,000,000 and 30million people - 18million people)
1,140,000,000 divided by 12million equals 95 days per person

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@subhojit1989 (30)

• India

26 Apr 09

its Right ............................................................................

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