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# At the beginning of an introductory literature seminar the teacher ask

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A. 6
B. 7
C. 9
D. 11
E. 14

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22 Mar 2017, 09:41

Total number of students = J+3+7+0+GH+14+0 = 30

Number of students in the class who read either only Joyce, or only Hemmingway and Goethe = J+GH

J+GH = 30-24 = 6

Number of students in the class who read either only Joyce, or only Hemmingway and Goethe = 6

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Bunuel wrote:

A. 6
B. 7
C. 9
D. 11
E. 14

We can divide the 30 students in the class into 7 subgroups:

1) Joyce only
2) Goethe only
3) Hemingway only
4) Joyce and Goethe only
5) Joyce and Hemingway only
6) Goethe and Hemingway only
7) All three authors

We can let x = the number of students who read Joyce only, y = the number of students who read Goethe and Hemingway only, and fill in the given information:

1) Joyce only = x
2) Goethe only = 3
3) Hemingway only = ½(14) = 7
4) Joyce and Goethe only = 0
5) Joyce and Hemingway only = 14
6) Goethe and Hemingway only = y
7) All three authors = 0

Since the total number of students is 30, we have:

x + 3 + 7 + 0 + 14 + y + 0 = 30

x + y + 24 = 40

x + y = 6

Since x + y is the number of students in the class who read either only Joyce or only Hemingway and Goethe, 6 students read either only Joyce or only Hemingway and Goethe.

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