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# In Papersville, 6,000 people read either the Herald or the Tribune. Ho

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In Papersville, 6,000 people read either the Herald or the Tribune. How many people read both newspapers?

(1) Of the people in Papersville, 2,000 read the Herald only.

(2) Of the people in Papersville, 2,500 read the Tribune only.

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20 Dec 2018, 00:29
In Papersville, 6,000 people read either the Herald or the Tribune. How many people read both newspapers?

(1) Of the people in Papersville, 2,000 read the Herald only.

(2) Of the people in Papersville, 2,500 read the Tribune only.

The sentence '6000 people read either the Herald or the Tribune. ' tells us that there are three groups.. only herald, only tribune, and both.
Combined.. statements give us only herald and only tribune ..
So the third group can be found by subtracting the two groups.. both =6000-2000-2500=1500.

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20 Dec 2018, 01:45
In Papersville, 6,000 people read either the Herald or the Tribune. How many people read both newspapers?

(1) Of the people in Papersville, 2,000 read the Herald only.

(2) Of the people in Papersville, 2,500 read the Tribune only.

it can be solved using 2x2 matrix.

#1 not sufficient
# 2 not sufficeint

from 1 & 2 we can find value of both ,IMO C
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16 Jul 2019, 10:47
chetan2u wrote:
In Papersville, 6,000 people read either the Herald or the Tribune. How many people read both newspapers?

(1) Of the people in Papersville, 2,000 read the Herald only.

(2) Of the people in Papersville, 2,500 read the Tribune only.

The sentence '6000 people read either the Herald or the Tribune. ' tells us that there are three groups.. only herald, only tribune, and both.
Combined.. statements give us only herald and only tribune ..
So the third group can be found by subtracting the two groups.. both =6000-2000-2500=1500.

C

In the formula, Total = A + B - Both + None
How did you know the last term is 0?
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