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Of the 75 houses in a certain community, 48 have a patio. How many of the houses in the community have a swimming pool?

(1) 38 of the houses in the community have a patio but do not have a swimming pool. (2) The number of houses in the community that have a patio and a swimming pool is equal to the number of houses in the community that have neither a swimming pool nor a patio.

Of the 75 houses in a certain community, 48 have a patio. How many of the houses in the community have a swimming pool?

(1) 38 of the houses in the community have a patio but do not have a swimming pool. (2) The number of houses in the community that have a patio and a swimming pool is equal to the number of houses in the community that have neither a swimming pool nor a patio.

finally can got my computer log in for work... so I can participate on GClub when I have nuffin to do.

Tricky problem. This is why its important to write everything out and not do it in your head.

youl notice we want x+z, which = m.

notice carefully that x+z also =27... its that simple, but so easy to miss... I missed it and said C at first.

Of the 75 houses in a certain community, 48 have a patio. How many of the houses in the community have a swimming pool?

(1) 38 of the houses in the community have a patio but do not have a swimming pool. (2) The number of houses in the community that have a patio and a swimming pool is equal to the number of houses in the community that have neither a swimming pool nor a patio.

finally can got my computer log in for work... so I can participate on GClub when I have nuffin to do.

Tricky problem. This is why its important to write everything out and not do it in your head.

youl notice we want x+z, which = m.

notice carefully that x+z also =27... its that simple, but so easy to miss... I missed it and said C at first.

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hmmm very tricky. we dont even need to know what z is. just M...
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Of the 75 houses in a certain community,48 have a patio.How many of the houses in the community have a swimming pool? 1. 38 of the houses in the community have a patio but do not have a swimming pool. 2. The number of houses in the community that have a patio and a swimming pool is equal to the number of houses in the community that have neither a swimming pool nor a patio.

Total = only s + only p + Neither -Both Now, lets forget about stmt 1 for now.

We have, total =75, neither=both=x, and from the stem we have 48 houses with patio ( these 48 can include houses with Only patio or Both. So we are not sure if we can take s=48 in the above formula.

( these 48 can include houses with Only patio or Both. So we are not sure if we can take s=48 in the above formula.

I may be wrong...not sure.

since only is not given in the question , 48 includes both houses that contains patio with swimming pool and patio without swimming pool.. did you go through the document attached, i think that is very clear...

( these 48 can include houses with Only patio or Both. So we are not sure if we can take s=48 in the above formula.

I may be wrong...not sure.

since only is not given in the question , 48 includes both houses that contains patio with swimming pool and patio without swimming pool.. did you go through the document attached, i think that is very clear...

Yup got it, its clear:) Thanks! I shall try to use tables for such questions as well, +1 to you.

Here is my standard approach to solve such problems P= # of houses with patio only. Q= # of houses with pool only. R= # of houses with patio & pool. S= # of houses with no patio & no pool.

Given P+Q+R+S=75 & P+R=48 What is Q+R? (1)

Solving the first two equations Q+S+48=75 Q+S=27 (2)

Now let's look at the statements Statement 1 P=38 unnecessary and insufficient.

Statement 2 R=S Substituting in (1) Q+S? We know form (2) that Q+S=27 hence sufficient.
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B Nice explanation! with statement 2 we don't care about what is in the middle of the table, we just know that the houses with swimming pool are 75 - 48

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We have a universal formula: Total= A + B - Both(A&B) + Neither

(1) is obviously insufficient.

(2) is sufficient because from the given conditions we get this: Both(A&B) = Neither = T(Let it be T, to make it simple) => 75 = 48 + B - T + T => B = 27.

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My answer is D.

My Reasoning ;From the main question and also from statement 1-> it is apparent that all the houses have a swimming pool or a Patio. Hence you can answer the question with just A.

Statement B introduces that some houses do no have either. Also you can answer the question with statement B.

Of the 75 houses in a certain community, 48 have a patio. How many of the houses in the community have a swimming pool?

(1) 38 of the houses in the community have a patio but do not have a swimming pool. (2) The number of houses in the community that have a patio and a swimming pool is equal to the number of houses in the community that have neither a swimming pool nor a patio.

My answer is D.

My Reasoning ;From the main question and also from statement 1-> it is apparent that all the houses have a swimming pool or a Patio. Hence you can answer the question with just A.

Statement B introduces that some houses do no have either. Also you can answer the question with statement B.

Please help me correct my reasoning.

Thanks and kudos to every one

Why it is obvious that all houses there have either a patio or a swimming pool? Why there could not be a house without either of them?
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