Bunuel wrote:

mhknair wrote:

In a certain alphabet, 12 letters contain a dot and a straight line. 24 letters contain a straight line but do not contain a dot. If that alphabet has 40 letters, all of which contain either a dot or a straight line or both, how many letters contain a dot but do not contain a straight line?

A. 4

B. 8

C. 14

D. 20

E. 28

Unable to understand the question itself!!!!!!!

Check below matrix and ask if anything is unclear there:

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Numbers in black are given and numbers in red are calculated.

Answer: A.

Hope it helps.

Hi Bunnel, why can't we solve this question using overlapping formula?

Total = Dot + Line - Both

40 = Dot + 24 - 12

28 = Dot

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