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# There are 150 students at Seward High School. 66 students

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There are 150 students at Seward High School. 66 students play baseball, 45 play basketball, and 42 play soccer. 27 students play exactly two sports, and three students play all three of the sports. How many of the 150 students play none of the three sports?

A. 0
B. 27
C. 30
D. 99
E. 78
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14 Dec 2010, 07:58
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There are 150 students at Seward High School. 66 students play baseball, 45 play basketball, and 42 play soccer. 27 students play exactly two sports, and three students play all three of the sports. How many of the 150 students play none of the three sports?
A) 0
B) 27
C) 30
D) 99
E) 78

150 = {baseball} + {basketball} + {soccer} - {exactly 2 sports} - 2*{exactly 3 sports} + {none of the ports}:

150 = 66 + 45 + 42 - 27 - 2*3 + {none of the ports} --> {none of the ports}=30

Look at the diagram:
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When we sum {baseball} + {basketball} + {soccer} we count students who play exactly 2 ports (yellow section) twice, so to get rid of double counting we are subtracting {exactly 2 sports} once.

Similarly when we sum {baseball} + {basketball} + {soccer} we count students who play exactly 3 ports (blue section) thrice (as it is the portion of all three groups), so to count this group only once we are subtracting 2*{exactly 3 sports}.

For more on this check: formulae-for-3-overlapping-sets-69014.html#p729340

Hope it helps.
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15 Dec 2010, 10:22
great explanation using venn diagram +1
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16 Dec 2010, 01:49
Bunuel can we expect 3 overlapping set question on GMAT and are we supposed to know the formula.
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16 Dec 2010, 05:24
prashantbacchewar wrote:
Bunuel can we expect 3 overlapping set question on GMAT and are we supposed to know the formula.

I've seen several GMAT questions on 3 overlapping sets, so you should understand the concept behind such kind of problems. Check this for more: formulae-for-3-overlapping-sets-69014.html#p729340
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25 Jul 2017, 01:25
Hi you try doing question 203 in OG 17 the same way? there the 2*aandband c is not working Bunuel
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Hi you try doing question 203 in OG 17 the same way? there the 2*aandband c is not working Bunuel

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There are 150 students at Seward High School. 66 students play baseball, 45 play basketball, and 42 play soccer. 27 students play exactly two sports, and three students play all three of the sports. How many of the 150 students play none of the three sports?

A. 0
B. 27
C. 30
D. 99
E. 78

150 = 66+45+42 - 27 - 6 + x
x= 30

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25 Jul 2017, 01:52
Hi Bunuel thanks a lot can question 132 be tackled the same way?
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25 Jul 2017, 01:56
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Hi Bunuel thanks a lot can question 132 be tackled the same way?

Check HERE.

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26 Jul 2017, 16:33
saurabhgoel wrote:
There are 150 students at Seward High School. 66 students play baseball, 45 play basketball, and 42 play soccer. 27 students play exactly two sports, and three students play all three of the sports. How many of the 150 students play none of the three sports?

A. 0
B. 27
C. 30
D. 99
E. 78

We can create the following equation:

Total students = # who play baseball + # who play basketball + # who play soccer - # who play exactly two - 2(# who play all 3) + # who play neither

150 = 66 + 45 + 42 - 27 - 2(3) + n

150 = 120 + n

n = 30

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Bunuel wrote:
saurabhgoel wrote:
There are 150 students at Seward High School. 66 students play baseball, 45 play basketball, and 42 play soccer. 27 students play exactly two sports, and three students play all three of the sports. How many of the 150 students play none of the three sports?
A) 0
B) 27
C) 30
D) 99
E) 78

150 = {baseball} + {basketball} + {soccer} - {exactly 2 sports} - 2*{exactly 3 sports} + {none of the ports}:

150 = 66 + 45 + 42 - 27 - 2*3 + {none of the ports} --> {none of the ports}=30

Look at the diagram:
Attachment:
untitled.PNG
When we sum {baseball} + {basketball} + {soccer} we count students who play exactly 2 ports (yellow section) twice, so to get rid of double counting we are subtracting {exactly 2 sports} once.

Similarly when we sum {baseball} + {basketball} + {soccer} we count students who play exactly 3 ports (blue section) thrice (as it is the portion of all three groups), so to count this group only once we are subtracting 2*{exactly 3 sports}.

Hope it helps.

Why it is necessary to subtract the 3 twice?
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