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Amy and Jed are among 35 people, who are standing in a line, on behind

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03 Dec 2019, 02:09
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Amy and Jed are among 35 people, who are standing in a line, on behind the other, waiting to buy movie tickets. The number of people in front of Amy plus the number of people behind Jed is 24. If there are 15 people behind Amy, including Jed, how many people are in front of Jed?

A. 23

B. 25

C. 27

D. 29

E. 31

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03 Dec 2019, 02:21
Bunuel wrote:
Amy and Jed are among 35 people, who are standing in a line, on behind the other, waiting to buy movie tickets. The number of people in front of Amy plus the number of people behind Jed is 24. If there are 15 people behind Amy, including Jed, how many people are in front of Jed?

A. 23

B. 25

C. 27

D. 29

E. 31

Explanation: Number of People Ahead & Behind Amy & Jed = 24
Total people = 35
Number people in front of Between Zed & Amy = 33-24 = 9
We know including fed, 15 are behind amy. = 14-9 = 5
So 5 are behind Jed, esle all are in front of JED i.e. 29
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04 Dec 2019, 00:14
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Number of people in front of Amy = Total - Number of people behind Amy - Amy = 35-15-1=19

We are also given that

Number of people in front of Amy + Number of people behind Jed = 24

So, 19 + Number of people behind Jed = 24

Number of people behind Jed = 24-19 = 5

Therefore, Number of people in front of Jed = Total - Number of people behind Jed - Jed = 35-5-1 = 29

Re: Amy and Jed are among 35 people, who are standing in a line, on behind   [#permalink] 04 Dec 2019, 00:14
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