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# In a neighborhood having 90 households, 11 did not have

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In a neighborhood having 90 households, 11 did not have [#permalink]  23 May 2012, 12:24
In a neighborhood having 90 households, 11 did not have either a car or a bike. If 12 households had a both a car and a bike and 44 had a car, how many had bike only?

A. 30
B. 35
C. 20
D. 18
E. 10
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Re: Sets - Neighbourhood bikes [#permalink]  23 May 2012, 12:42
I think 35. see the chart.
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Re: Sets - Neighbourhood bikes [#permalink]  24 May 2012, 00:33
Hi,

Total households = 90
Households having car or bike = 90-11 = 79
Households having car = 44
Households having bike only = 79 - 44 = 35

(B)

Redundant information: 12 households had a both a car and a bike.
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Re: In a neighborhood having 90 households, 11 did not have [#permalink]  24 May 2012, 00:36
Use this Venn diagram:
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Re: In a neighborhood having 90 households, 11 did not have [#permalink]  24 May 2012, 00:40
navigator123 wrote:
In a neighborhood having 90 households, 11 did not have either a car or a bike. If 12 households had a both a car and a bike and 44 had a car, how many had bike only?

A. 30
B. 35
C. 20
D. 18
E. 10

{Total}={Car}+{Bike}-{Both}+{Neither} --> 90=44+{Bike}-12+11 --> {Bike}=47 --> # those who have bike only is {Bike}-{Both}=47-12=35.

Hope it's clear.
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Re: In a neighborhood having 90 households, 11 did not have [#permalink]  20 Jun 2012, 23:55
N(Car or Bike) = N(Car) + N(Bike) - N(Car + Bike)

N(Car or Bike) = 90-11 = 79

N(Car) = 44

N(Car + Bike) = 12

79 = 44 + N(Bike) - 12

N (Bike) = 47

But this includes people with Bike and Car both.

People with just Bike = 47 - 12 = 35

Pls tell where I am wrong.

navigator123 wrote:
In a neighborhood having 90 households, 11 did not have either a car or a bike. If 12 households had a both a car and a bike and 44 had a car, how many had bike only?

A. 30
B. 35
C. 20
D. 18
E. 10
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Re: In a neighborhood having 90 households, 11 did not have [#permalink]  21 Jun 2012, 01:46
nishantmehra01 wrote:
N(Car or Bike) = N(Car) + N(Bike) - N(Car + Bike)

N(Car or Bike) = 90-11 = 79

N(Car) = 44

N(Car + Bike) = 12

79 = 44 + N(Bike) - 12

N (Bike) = 47

But this includes people with Bike and Car both.

People with just Bike = 47 - 12 = 35

Pls tell where I am wrong.

navigator123 wrote:
In a neighborhood having 90 households, 11 did not have either a car or a bike. If 12 households had a both a car and a bike and 44 had a car, how many had bike only?

A. 30
B. 35
C. 20
D. 18
E. 10

You did nothing wrong: answer B is correct. Though after you got that N(Car or Bike) = 79 and N(Car) = 44, you could directly subtract from the group who has a car or a bike (79) the group who has a car (44) to get the group who has only bike: 79-44=35.

Hope it's clear.
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