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In a small town, 16 people own Fords and 11 people own Toyot

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In a small town, 16 people own Fords and 11 people own Toyot [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2013, 22:57
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In a small town, 16 people own Fords and 11 people own Toyotas. If exactly 15 people own only one of the two types of cars, how many people can own both types of cars?

A. 2
B. 6
C. 7
D. 12
E. 14
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Re: In a small town, 16 people own Fords and 11 people own Toyot [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2013, 23:07
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In a small town, 16 people own Fords and 11 people own Toyotas. If exactly 15 people own only one of the two types of cars, how many people can own both types of cars?

A. 2
B. 6
C. 7
D. 12
E. 14


Say x people own both cars.

(16 - x) + (11 - x) = 15 --> x = 6.

Answer: B.
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Re: In a small town, 16 people own Fords and 11 people own Toyot [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2013, 22:04
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Say x people own both cars.

(16 - x) + (11 - x) = 15 --> x = 6.

Answer: B.


Bunuel - Would a question in the GMAT be this misleading with its choice of language. I mean this is a pretty straightforward question. Simple Venn diagram problem but the question says 16 people own Fords and 11 own Toyotas. Immediately I am thinking there are 27 people in this town. For the question to be less misleading, the question might say, " In a small town, there 16 Fords and 11 Toyotas registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles. ...." Is that something more along the lines of how a question like this would be worded? I don't see the source of this problem listed.

I am curious to know how many people went with 12. Of course 12 is the twice the correct answer and is how i got it wrong.
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