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# Last year in a group of 30 businesses, 21 reported a net

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Last year in a group of 30 businesses, 21 reported a net profit and 15 had investments in foreign markets. How many of the businesses did not report a net profit nor invest in foreign markets last year?

(1) last year 12 of the 30 businesses reported a net profit and had investments in foreign markets.
(2) last year 24 of the 30 businesses reported a net profit or invested in
foreign markets, or both.
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09 Aug 2007, 11:02
They're both sufficient on their own. I think that's choice D.

Draw out a Venn diagram for this question and Part 1 will give you same information as part 2. Then just subtract the 24 from 30 and get the 6 remaining companies that did neither.
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09 Aug 2007, 11:06
eschn3am wrote:
They're both sufficient on their own. I think that's choice D.

Draw out a Venn diagram for this question and Part 1 will give you same information as part 2. Then just subtract the 24 from 30 and get the 6 remaining companies that did neither.

Thanks !
I came up with D myself. But the answer I had was B
So just wanted a confirmation
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09 Aug 2007, 11:13
sumande wrote:
eschn3am wrote:
They're both sufficient on their own. I think that's choice D.

Draw out a Venn diagram for this question and Part 1 will give you same information as part 2. Then just subtract the 24 from 30 and get the 6 remaining companies that did neither.

Thanks !
I came up with D myself. But the answer I had was B
So just wanted a confirmation

you mean the OA for this is B?

Chalk up another mistake for the answer guides I guess!
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