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# Esteban is in a line at a theater. If he is the 25th person counting

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Esteban is in a line at a theater. If he is the 25th person counting from the back of the line and the 18th person counting from the front of the line, how many people are in the line?

A. 41
B. 42
C. 43
D. 44
E. 45

Hi there, I'm having trouble with this question; the answer is 42 but I've no idea how to get 42. Could somebody please help me? Thank you!
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13 Dec 2014, 15:21
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He is at 25th position from back , so there are 24 people behind him. Also he is at 18th position from the front that means 17 people ahead of him.
so total: 17+24+1(himself)=42

Hope this helps!!

skygem88 wrote:
esteban is in a line at a theater. if he is the 25th person counting from the back of the line and the 18th person counting from the front of the line, how many people are in the line?

A. 41
B. 42
C. 43
D. 44
E. 45

Hi there, I'm having trouble with this question; the answer is 42 but I've no idea how to get 42. Could somebody please help me? Thank you!
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13 Dec 2014, 15:33
Thank you very much sunita123!!!! I didn't include Esteban so I chose 41. Thanks again! I truly appreciate it!
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15 Dec 2014, 07:08
skygem88 wrote:
Esteban is in a line at a theater. If he is the 25th person counting from the back of the line and the 18th person counting from the front of the line, how many people are in the line?

A. 41
B. 42
C. 43
D. 44
E. 45

Hi there, I'm having trouble with this question; the answer is 42 but I've no idea how to get 42. Could somebody please help me? Thank you!

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15 Dec 2014, 23:22
Line is

-----------24-------- Esteban-------17------
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24+17+Esteban=42

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23 Mar 2016, 10:23
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Esteban is in a line at a theater. If he is the 25th
person counting from the back of the line and the
18th person counting from the front of the line, how
many people are in the line?
A. 41
B. 42
C. 43
D. 44
E. 45
Hi there, I'm having trouble with this question; the
answer is 42 but I've no idea how to get 42. Could

I got this question because I did 8 + 5 = 12 instead of 13 while I was adding up 18 and 25.
And then I got 42 - 1 equals 41. Then I clicked A.
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03 Jan 2020, 13:05
skygem88 wrote:
Esteban is in a line at a theater. If he is the 25th person counting from the back of the line and the 18th person counting from the front of the line, how many people are in the line?

A. 41
B. 42
C. 43
D. 44
E. 45

The logic is to add both (25+18=430 and subtract 1 for double counting. So the answer is 42 in this case.

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