Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun. Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ π -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

- Topics: Active | Unanswered

Pages: **1**

**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
- Posts: 13,482

SL # 1

In a school, it is found that 100 students play cricket, 70 play hockey, 60 play basketball, 41 play cricket and hockey, 33 play basketball and hockey and 27 play basketball and cricket. In total, 140 students play either one of more of these three games. Find the number of students who play all the three games.

Character is who you are when no one is looking.

Offline

**espeon****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-02-05
- Posts: 2,586

11?

Presenting the Prinny dance.

Take this dood! Huh doood!!! HUH DOOOOD!?!? DOOD HUH!!!!!! DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Offline

**krassi_holmz****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-12-02
- Posts: 1,908

Correct!!!

How did you get this?

I got it with a system.

IPBLE: Increasing Performance By Lowering Expectations.

Offline

**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
- Posts: 13,482

Excellent, espeon and krassi_holmz!

Character is who you are when no one is looking.

Offline

**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
- Posts: 13,482

SL # 2

In a survey of 100 computer professionals, it was found that 48

read *'Byte'*, 39 read* 'PC World'* and 44 read *'PC Magazine'*. It was also found that 17 read both Byte and PC World, 18 read both PC World and PC Magazine and 22 read both Byte and PC Magazine and the balance 20 read none of these 3 magazines. Determine the number of professionals who read exactly one magazine.

Character is who you are when no one is looking.

Offline

**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
- Posts: 3,791

"In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

Offline

**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
- Posts: 13,482

Try again, Ricky!

Character is who you are when no one is looking.

Offline

**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
- Posts: 3,791

Ah, I missed the last part about the 20. That makes it:

"In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

Offline

**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
- Posts: 13,482

I get a different answer, Ricky!

Character is who you are when no one is looking.

Offline

**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
- Posts: 13,482

This is how I solved the problem:-

n(A U B U C) =

n(A) + n(B) + n(C) - n(AnB) - n(BnC) - n(AnC) + n(AnBnC)

Here, n(A U B U C) = 100-20 = 80

n(A) = 48, n(B) = 39, n(C)=44,

n(AnB)=17, n(BnC)=18, n(AnC)=22, n(AnBnC)=?.

Therefore, 80 = 48+39+44-17-18-22+n(AnBnC)

Therefore, n(AnBnC)=6.

Only A = 48-17-22+6 = 15

Only B = 39-17-18+6=10

Only C = 44-18-22+6=10.

Therefore, the number of professionals who read only one magazine is 15+10+10=35.

Character is who you are when no one is looking.

Offline

**Sudeep****Member**- Registered: 2008-07-21
- Posts: 20

In a survey of political preference,78% of those asked were in favoured of at least one of the proposals: I, II and III. 50% of those asked favored proposal III. If 50% of those asked favoured all three of the proposals, what percentage of those asked favoured more than one of the 3 proposals.

Give explaination of your approach with your answer

Offline

**Sudeep****Member**- Registered: 2008-07-21
- Posts: 20

In a survey of 200 students of a higher secondary school, it was found that 120 studied mathematics; 90 studied physics; 70 studied chemistry; 40 studied mathematics and physics; 30 studied physics and chemistry; 50 studied chemistry and mathematics, and 20 studied none of these subjects. Find the number of students who studied all the three subjects?

Offline

**Sudeep****Member**- Registered: 2008-07-21
- Posts: 20

In a survey of 100 persons it was found that 39 subscribed to TV Guide, 26 subscribed to Time and 6 subscribed to Scientific American. A total of 15 subscribed to at least two of these magazines and 2 subscribed to all three. How many persons did not subscribe to any of the three?

Offline

**TheDude****Member**- Registered: 2007-10-23
- Posts: 361

Wrap it in bacon

Offline

**prithvi3459****Member**- Registered: 2011-07-15
- Posts: 2

ganesh wrote:

SL # 1

In a school, it is found that 100 students play cricket, 70 play hockey, 60 play basketball, 41 play cricket and hockey, 33 play basketball and hockey and 27 play basketball and cricket. In total, 140 students play either one of more of these three games. Find the number of students who play all the three games.

39 nos

Offline

**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
- Posts: 13,482

Hi prithvi3459,

The answer is 11.

140 = 100 + 70 + 60 - 41 - 33 - 27 + x

x = 11

Character is who you are when no one is looking.

Offline

**Stormtangent****Member**- Registered: 2011-09-03
- Posts: 33

*Last edited by Stormtangent (2011-09-05 12:40:04)*

"Have you ever had a dream that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world? "

Offline

**Stormtangent****Member**- Registered: 2011-09-03
- Posts: 33

"Have you ever had a dream that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world? "

Offline

**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
- Posts: 13,482

Hi Stormtangent,

The solutions #1 and #2 are correct. Excellent!

Character is who you are when no one is looking.

Offline

Pages: **1**