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When 1,000 children were inoculated with a certain vaccine,

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When 1,000 children were inoculated with a certain vaccine, some developed inflammation at the site of the inoculation and some developed fever. How many of the children developed inflammation but not fever ?

(1) 880 children developed neither inflammation nor fever
(2) 20 children developed fever
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It seems there is no detail about children developing inflammation and fever. It is safe to assume there is no A∩B unless it is clearly mentioned in the question?


No, you cannot assume that. It's vise-versa, if there is no overlap, then you'd be told that in one way or another.

When 1,000 children were inoculated with a certain vaccine, some developed inflammation at the site of the inoculation and some developed fever. How many of the children developed inflammation but not fever ?

(1) 880 children developed neither inflammation nor fever
(2) 20 children developed fever

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Oh, now I see that I mistakenly understood the second st.! I read it as 20 children developed fever but not inflammation.

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Obviously, smth is wrong with my brain, but I couldn't understand the OA...

When 1,000 children were inoculated with a certain vaccine, some developed inflammation at the site of the inoculation and some developed fever. How many of the children developed inflammation but not fever?

1. 880 children developed neither inflammation nor fever
2. 20 children developed fever


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The answer is C, combine the 2 statements and its sufficient

1000-880(neither)-20(fever) =100
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St1:
just tells us that #(inflmmation only) + #(fever only) + #(both fever and inflmmation) = 120. Insufficient.

St2:
Just tells us if #(fever and inflmmation) = x, then #(fever only) = 20-x. Insufficient.

St1 and St2:
#(inflmmation only) = I-x
#(inflmmation and fever) = x
#(fever only) = 20-x

So I-x + x + 20-x = 120
I-x = 100
#(inflmmation only) = 100

Sufficient.

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