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In a certain 120-person orchestra, each musician plays one or more of the following musical instruments: the piano, the violin, or the tuba. A total of 50 musicians play the violin, 70 musicians play the piano, and 60 musicians play the tuba. If 30 musicians play exactly two of the instruments, how many musicians play exactly all three of the instruments?

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B) 13
C) 14
D) 15
E) 17

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In a certain 120-person orchestra, each musician plays one or more of the following musical instruments: the piano, the violin, or the tuba. A total of 50 musicians play the violin, 70 musicians play the piano, and 60 musicians play the tuba. If 30 musicians play exactly two of the instruments, how many musicians play exactly all three of the instruments?

A) 10
B) 13
C) 14
D) 15
E) 17


Formula for overlapping sets with exactly 2 groups:
Total=A+B+C−(sum of EXACTLY 2group overlaps)−2∗(all three)+Neither
120=50+70+60-30-2*all three+0
120=180-30-2*all three
Musicians who play All three=30/2=15
Answer D.
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