Option 3 : 23%

**Given:**

Ratio of male and female employees in the company = 3 ∶ 2

Female employees present = (4/5)^{th} of all female employees

Male employees absent = (1/4)^{th} of all the male employees

**Calculations:**

Let the total number of employees in the company be 100x

Male employees = (3/5) × 100x

⇒ 60x

Female employees = (2/5) × 100x

⇒ 40x

Present female employees = (4/5) × 40x

⇒ 32x

Present male employees = [1 - (1/4)] × 60x

⇒ (3/4) × 60x

⇒ 45x

Total employees present = 32x + 45x

⇒ 77x

Absent employees = 100x - 77x

⇒ 23x

Absent employees percentage = (23x/100x) × 100

⇒ 23%

**∴ The percentage of employees that were absent on the particular day was 23%**