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# If 75 percent of a class answered the first question on a ce

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If 75 percent of a class answered the first question on a certain test correctly, 55 percent answered the second question on the test correctly, and 20 percent answered neither of the questions correctly, what percent answered both correctly?

(A) 10%
(8) 20%
(C) 30%
(D) 50%
(E) 65%
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If 75 percent of a class answered the first question on a certain test correctly, 55 percent answered the second question on the test correctly, and 20 percent answered neither of the questions correctly, what percent answered both correctly?

(A) 10%
(8) 20%
(C) 30%
(D) 50%
(E) 65%

{Total} = {First} + {Second} - {Both} + {Neither}

100% = 75% + 55% - {Both} + 20% --> {Both} = 50%.

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75-X+X+55-X+20=Total=100

X=50%

Hence the OA
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Refer diagram below:
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We require to find the value of x

100 = 75 + 55 -x + 20

x = 50

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PareshGmat wrote:
Refer diagram below:
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We require to find the value of x

100 = 75 + 55 -x + 20

x = 50

I didn't understand how to connect 20 percent with the whole equation.
Why 20 is out of the percentile diagram (circles) but inside of 100?
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appleid wrote:
PareshGmat wrote:
Refer diagram below:
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We require to find the value of x

100 = 75 + 55 -x + 20

x = 50

I didn't understand how to connect 20 percent with the whole equation.
Why 20 is out of the percentile diagram (circles) but inside of 100?

20% appeared in the exam; however did not answer Question A & Question B correctly

So they are out of the two circles, however as they have appeared in the exam, they have to be taken into consideration for calculation purpose
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If 75 percent of a class answered the first question on a certain test correctly, 55 percent answered the second question on the test correctly, and 20 percent answered neither of the questions correctly, what percent answered both correctly?

(A) 10%
(8) 20%
(C) 30%
(D) 50%
(E) 65%

Let total no of students = 100

75% answered 1st Question Correct = 75 (Given)
Therefore, 25% answered 1st Question Incorrect = 25 (Derived)

55% answered 2nd Question Correct = 55 (Given)
Therefore, 45% answered 2nd Question Incorrect = 45 (Derived)

20% answered neither correct = 20 (Given)

Entering above data in tabular form, We get;

50% of students answered both Question 1 and Question 2 correctly.

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03 Nov 2014, 10:31
PareshGmat wrote:
appleid wrote:
PareshGmat wrote:
Refer diagram below:
Attachment:
ssss.JPG

We require to find the value of x

100 = 75 + 55 -x + 20

x = 50

I didn't understand how to connect 20 percent with the whole equation.
Why 20 is out of the percentile diagram (circles) but inside of 100?

20% appeared in the exam; however did not answer Question A & Question B correctly

So they are out of the two circles, however as they have appeared in the exam, they have to be taken into consideration for calculation purpose

I am doing it this way:
Suppose the total class size is 100, then 20 percent of the class answered incorrectly and rest 80 percent answered correctly in question 1 or 2 or both.

Now,
100 - [(75 - x) + x + (55 - x)] = 20 .......... values are in percent
x = 20 - 100 + 130
x = 50

Ans: D

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04 Nov 2014, 01:24
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I am doing it this way:
Suppose the total class size is 100, then 20 percent of the class answered incorrectly and rest 80 percent answered correctly in question 1 or 2 or both.

Now,
100 - [(75 - x) + x + (55 - x)] = 20 .......... values are in percent
x = 20 - 100 + 130
x = 50

Ans: D

Yes; this is absolutely correct
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22 Nov 2015, 04:05
I don't know why this question took me quite some time to understand. It appears so simple, yet I couldn't grasp it at first.

My solution:
Looking for x = #students who got Q1 AND Q2 correct
100 students
20 got both Q1 and Q2 incorrect
100 - 20 = 80

80 = (#students who got Q1 correct) + (#students who got Q2 correct) + (#students who got Q1 AND Q2 correct)

#students who got Q1 correct = 75 - x
#students who got Q2 correct = 55 - x
#students who got Q1 and Q2 correct = x

That gives us 80 = (75 - x) + (55 - x) + x
Solve for x, gives us x = 50.
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If 75 percent of a class answered the first question on a certain test correctly, 55 percent answered the second question on the test correctly, and 20 percent answered neither of the questions correctly, what percent answered both correctly?

(A) 10%
(8) 20%
(C) 30%
(D) 50%
(E) 65%

For this overlapping sets problem we can use the following equation:

Total percent = % in category A + % in category B – % in both categories + % in neither categories

Since the answer choices are in percentage form we can use 100 as the total. We are given that 75 percent of a class answered the first question on a certain test correctly, 55 percent answered the second question on the test correctly, and 20 percent answered neither of the questions correctly. Using these values, we have:

100 = 75 + 55 – B + 20

100 = 150 – B

B = 50

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13 Aug 2018, 21:18
Hi,

Questions like these help in improving our concepts of percentages and mental math ability.
Say there are 100 Students
75 Answered correct in first Exam and 20 Answered incorrect in both exam, then 5 answered Correctly in only Second exam.
If 55 Answered correctly in second exam then 25 answered correct in First exam only.
Then people who answered correctly in both the exams are 50.
Only First Exam 25, Only second exam 5, both first and second 50 & none 20 = 100

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