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In a certain alphabet, 12 letters contain a dot and a straight line. 24 letters contain a straight line but do not contain a dot. If that alphabet has 40 letters, all of which contain either a dot or a straight line or both, how many letters contain a dot but do not contain a straight line?

A. 4
B. 8
C. 14
D. 20
E. 28

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In a certain alphabet, 12 letters contain a dot and a straight line. 24 letters contain a straight line but do not contain a dot. If that alphabet has 40 letters, all of which contain either a dot or a straight line or both, how many letters contain a dot but do not contain a straight line?

A. 4
B. 8
C. 14
D. 20
E. 28

Unable to understand the question itself!!!!!!!


Check below matrix and ask if anything is unclear there:

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Numbers in black are given and numbers in red are calculated.

Answer: A.

Hope it helps.

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Bunuel wrote:
mhknair wrote:
In a certain alphabet, 12 letters contain a dot and a straight line. 24 letters contain a straight line but do not contain a dot. If that alphabet has 40 letters, all of which contain either a dot or a straight line or both, how many letters contain a dot but do not contain a straight line?

A. 4
B. 8
C. 14
D. 20
E. 28

Unable to understand the question itself!!!!!!!


Check below matrix and ask if anything is unclear there:
Attachment:
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Numbers in black are given and numbers in red are calculated.

Answer: A.


Hope it helps.



Bunuel. Thanks mate. I did the same matrix above but please explain the "4-0".
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Bunuel wrote:
mhknair wrote:
In a certain alphabet, 12 letters contain a dot and a straight line. 24 letters contain a straight line but do not contain a dot. If that alphabet has 40 letters, all of which contain either a dot or a straight line or both, how many letters contain a dot but do not contain a straight line?

A. 4
B. 8
C. 14
D. 20
E. 28

Unable to understand the question itself!!!!!!!


Check below matrix and ask if anything is unclear there:
Image
Numbers in black are given and numbers in red are calculated.

Answer: A.


Hope it helps.



Bunuel. Thanks mate. I did the same matrix above but please explain the "4-0".


Sure.

We are told that all of the letters contain either a dot or a straight line or both, which implies that there are no letters without a dot and a line (no line/no dot box = 0).

First we find the total # of letters with lines: 12 +24 = 36;
Next, we find the total # of letters without line: 40 - 36 = 4;
Finally, we find the # of letters that contain a dot but do not contain a straight line: 4 - 0 = 4.

Hope it's clear.
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Bunuel wrote:
mhknair wrote:
In a certain alphabet, 12 letters contain a dot and a straight line. 24 letters contain a straight line but do not contain a dot. If that alphabet has 40 letters, all of which contain either a dot or a straight line or both, how many letters contain a dot but do not contain a straight line?

A. 4
B. 8
C. 14
D. 20
E. 28

Unable to understand the question itself!!!!!!!


Check below matrix and ask if anything is unclear there:
Attachment:
Untitled.png
Numbers in black are given and numbers in red are calculated.

Answer: A.

Hope it helps.

Hi Bunnel, why can't we solve this question using overlapping formula?
Total = Dot + Line - Both
40 = Dot + 24 - 12
28 = Dot
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zxcvbnmas wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
mhknair wrote:
In a certain alphabet, 12 letters contain a dot and a straight line. 24 letters contain a straight line but do not contain a dot. If that alphabet has 40 letters, all of which contain either a dot or a straight line or both, how many letters contain a dot but do not contain a straight line?

A. 4
B. 8
C. 14
D. 20
E. 28

Unable to understand the question itself!!!!!!!


Check below matrix and ask if anything is unclear there:
Attachment:
Untitled.png
Numbers in black are given and numbers in red are calculated.

Answer: A.

Hope it helps.

Hi Bunnel, why can't we solve this question using overlapping formula?
Total = Dot + Line - Both
40 = Dot + 24 - 12
28 = Dot


If you read the question and the solution above, you'd see that:
1. The question asks - how many letters contain a dot but do not contain a straight line.
2. Line = 36, not 24 (24 letters contain a straight line but do not contain a dot).
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