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In Jefferson School, 300 students study French or Spanish or both. If 100 of these students do not study French, how many of these students study both French and Spanish? (1) Of the 300 students, 60 do not study Spanish. (2) A total of 240 of the students study Spanish.
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Originally posted by ISBtarget on 11 Dec 2009, 12:34.
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tom09b wrote: I do not understand how we assume that Jefferson School has only 300 students. If this is not the total number then we cannot say anything from the statements, so answer is E. Am I right?? We are not assuming that. We are told that "in Jefferson School, 300 students study French or Spanish or both", there might be more students who study neither French nor Spanish. But this piece of information tells us that among these 300 students there is none who study neither French nor Spanish. So, 300={French}+{Spanish}{Both}. In Jefferson School, 300 students study French or Spanish or both. If 100 of these students do not study French, how many of these students study both French and Spanish?Given: 300 = {French} + {Spanish}  {Both} and {Spanish}  {Both} = 100 > 300 = {French} + 100 > {French} = 200. Question: {Both}=? (1) Of the 300 students, 60 do not study Spanish > {French}  {Both} = 60 > 200  {Both} = 60 > {Both} = 140. Sufficient. (2) A total of 240 of the students study Spanish > {Spanish} = 240 > 240  {Both} = 100 > {Both} = 140. Sufficient. Answer: D.
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This problem can be solved using a table: Step 1: Using the prompt, we can fill in total students, students who do not study French, students who study French, and students who don't study either French or Spanish. Step 2: Both statements give us the same information: number of students who do and do not study spanish. Step 3: Fill in the blanks. View the file for a graphical depiction of this process. I hope this helps.
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Is the answer D, either statement is sufficient?
Given Total students who who study S or F or both=300 Those who study S=200
(1) Of the 300 students, 60 do not study Spanish. Those who study F = 30060=240
240+200=440 students in F and S classes
Since only 300 students are in the school, the overlap is 440300=140, who study both
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(2) A total of 240 of the students study Spanish.
240+200=440 students in F and S classes
Since only 300 students are in the school, the overlap is 440300=140, who study both
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I do not understand how we assume that Jefferson School has only 300 students. If this is not the total number then we cannot say anything from the statements, so answer is E. Am I right??



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Bunuel wrote: tom09b wrote: I do not understand how we assume that Jefferson School has only 300 students. If this is not the total number then we cannot say anything from the statements, so answer is E. Am I right?? We are not assuming that. We are told that "in Jefferson School, 300 students study French or Spanish or both", there might be more students who study neither French nor Spanish. But this piece of information tells us that among these 300 students there is none who study neither French nor Spanish. So, 300={French}+{Spanish}{Both}. In Jefferson School, 300 students study French or Spanish or both. If 100 of these students do not study French, how many of these students study both French and Spanish?Given: 300={French}+{Spanish}{Both} and {Spanish}{Both}=100 > 300={French}+100 > {French}=200. Question: {Both}=? (1) Of the 300 students, 60 do not study Spanish > {French}{Both}=60 > 200{Both}=60 > {Both}=140. Sufficient. (2) A total of 240 of the students study Spanish > {Spanish}=240 > 240{Both}=100 > {Both}=140. Sufficient. Answer: D. I should have paid more attention to If 100 of these students. Thanks again!



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Please check the attachment for matrix approach ...which is actually easier than than the set approach First one is for option A and second one is for option B NS n NF = 0 as stated all of them either take Spanish of French
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If you are making the matrix, you have to realize that No Spanish and No French = 0. That's the tricky part about the matrix.



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ISBtarget wrote: In Jefferson School, 300 students study French or Spanish or both. If 100 of these students do not study French, how many of these students study both French and Spanish?
(1) Of the 300 students, 60 do not study Spanish. (2) A total of 240 of the students study Spanish. The answer is D. Its easy to solve with venn diagram approach
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File comment: Now F= total number of students studying french =F S= total number of students studying Spanish =S F' = Students studying only french S'=Students studying only spanish F & S = students studying both french and spanish Now we need to find out F & S We have F + S =300 (whether french or spanish or both) S' =100 (Students who study spanish but not french) 1.Of the 300 students, 60 do not study Spanish this 60 = F'( students who study only french but not spanish) so now looking at diagram F'+S'+ F&S = F+S =300 substituting 100+60+ F&S =300 F&S =140 2. A total of 240 of the students study Spanish i.e. S'+ F&S =240 (total who study spanish) we know S' =100 so F&S =140. Give me KUDOS if this helps
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Hi Bunuel, It might seem as a stupid question and I will request you to bare with me. I seem to understand how you get this part Quote: Given: 300={French}+{Spanish}{Both} But how do you infer this Quote: {Spanish}{Both}=100 and this Quote: {French}{Both}=60 is beyond me. Shouldn't {French}{Both} = 240? I don't know what I am missing; I really like the equation approach but I am missing a vital link to form the quoted equations. Thanks a million if you can help on this.



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aj0809 wrote: Hi Bunuel, It might seem as a stupid question and I will request you to bare with me. I seem to understand how you get this part Quote: Given: 300={French}+{Spanish}{Both} But how do you infer this Quote: {Spanish}{Both}=100 and this Quote: {French}{Both}=60 is beyond me. Shouldn't {French}{Both} = 240? I don't know what I am missing; I really like the equation approach but I am missing a vital link to form the quoted equations. Thanks a million if you can help on this. We are told that 100 of these students do not study French, so 100 students study Spanish only, which is {Spanish}  {Both}. The same with {French}  {Both} = 60. 60 do not study Spanish, means that 60 students study French only, which is {French}  {Both}. Theory on Overlapping Sets: advancedoverlappingsetsproblems144260.htmlhowtodrawavenndiagramforproblems98036.htmlDS Overlapping Sets Problems to practice: search.php?search_id=tag&tag_id=45PS Overlapping Sets Problems to practice: search.php?search_id=tag&tag_id=65
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Bunuel wrote: tom09b wrote: I do not understand how we assume that Jefferson School has only 300 students. If this is not the total number then we cannot say anything from the statements, so answer is E. Am I right?? We are not assuming that. We are told that "in Jefferson School, 300 students study French or Spanish or both", there might be more students who study neither French nor Spanish. But this piece of information tells us that among these 300 students there is none who study neither French nor Spanish. So, 300={French}+{Spanish}{Both}. In Jefferson School, 300 students study French or Spanish or both. If 100 of these students do not study French, how many of these students study both French and Spanish?Given: 300 = {French} + {Spanish}  {Both} and {Spanish}  {Both} = 100 > 300 = {French} + 100 > {French} = 200. Question: {Both}=? (1) Of the 300 students, 60 do not study Spanish > {French}  {Both} = 60 > 200  {Both} = 60 > {Both} = 140. Sufficient. (2) A total of 240 of the students study Spanish > {Spanish} = 240 > 240  {Both} = 100 > {Both} = 140. Sufficient. Answer: D. Thanks Bunuel. Now its clear.This is an interesting problem because I assumed there would be some students who study neither. But I have learnt a new way to look at these problems and read carefully to understand the exact meaning. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  Holds True for Learning for GMAT



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Hi All, I found the Venn Diagram approach is the best way to solve this Q. For more details check out the below link: http://www.gmatquantum.com/og13/138dat ... ition.htmlThanks, AJ



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Prompt analysis No. of student learning french = f No. of students learning spanish = s Therefore 300 =f +s +f and s and s =100. Superset The value of fs will lie in the range of 0 to 200. Translation In order to find f and s, we need: 1# the value of f. 2# the exact value of f and s 3# any equation to find f and f and s. Statement analysis St 1: f =60. Therefore from the above equation, we can find f and s =140 .ANSWER. St 2: s +f and s =240. f and s =140. ANSWER. Option D
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ISBtarget wrote: In Jefferson School, 300 students study French or Spanish or both. If 100 of these students do not study French, how many of these students study both French and Spanish?
(1) Of the 300 students, 60 do not study Spanish. (2) A total of 240 of the students study Spanish.
\(? = {\text{French}} \cap {\text{Spanish}} = x\,\,\,\,\left( {{\text{see}}\,\,{\text{image}}\,\,{\text{attached}}} \right)\) \(\left( 1 \right)\,\,\,300 = 60 + x + 100\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,x\,\,\,{\text{unique}}\) \(\left( 2 \right)\,\,\,240 = x + 100\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,x\,\,\,{\text{unique}}\) This solution follows the notations and rationale taught in the GMATH method. Regards, Fabio.
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ISBtarget wrote: In Jefferson School, 300 students study French or Spanish or both. If 100 of these students do not study French, how many of these students study both French and Spanish?
(1) Of the 300 students, 60 do not study Spanish. (2) A total of 240 of the students study Spanish. Hi ISBtarget Another good question involving Sets Theory this time. So let's try to figure this out... Question stem:Total students = 300 Students study: French only [F], Spanish only [S] or both[F&S] Students not studying French = 100 = [S] Thus, 300 = [F] + [S] + [F&S] ==> 300 = [F] + 100 + [F&S]. {Equation 1} To find: [F&S] Statement 1: Of the 300 students, 60 do not study Spanish. So, [F] = 60 Substituting this in equation 1: 300 = 60 + 100 + [F&S] Thus, [F&S] = 140 Now, we know answer could be A or D Statement 2: A total of 240 of the students study Spanish. So, [S] + [F&S] = 240 ==> 100 + [F&S] = 240 Thus, [F&S] = 140 As both statements are independently able to give us the solution, Answer is (D). Is my explanation fine? Would anyone here like me to explain anything else? Pls share your thoughts. Thank you
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