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There are 193 items that are members of set U. Of these items, 49 are

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There are 193 items that are members of set U. Of these items, 49 are members of set B, 59 are not members of either of set A or set B, and 23 are members of both sets A and B. How many of the members of set U are members of set A ?

A) 72
B) 85
C) 94
D) 98
E) 108

[Reveal] Spoiler:
OA=E.

Isn't the answer 85?
Just Set A = x
Sets A & B = 23
Just Set B = 49-23 = 26
Neither = 59

Therefore, Just A + A&B + Just B + Neither = Total
x + 23 + 26 + 59 = 193
x=85
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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There are 193 items that are members of set U. Of these items, 49 are members of set B, 59 are not members of either of set A or set B, and 23 are members of both sets A and B. How many of the members of set U are members of set A ?

A) 72
B) 85
C) 94
D) 98
E) 108


The question is about members of Set A, not members of only set A.
Mem of Set A= Set U- Just set B- neither= 193-26-59=108 :)

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New post 18 Jun 2010, 21:19
You had the answer almost right. The x = 85 refers to ONLY set A.

However what's being asked is how many members are part of set A. This will include:

1. Only Set A
2. Set A and Set B

So the answer is Set A = 85 + Set A&B = 85+23 = 108

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Thanks. Makes sense now.

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Excellent tricky question...Designed to show you just how crazy things can get if one doesn't read carefully !!

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I3igDmsu wrote:
There are 193 items that are members of set U. Of these items, 49 are members of set B, 59 are not members of either of set A or set B, and 23 are members of both sets A and B. How many of the members of set U are members of set A ?

A) 72
B) 85
C) 94
D) 98
E) 108


We can create the following equation:

Total = A + B - both + neither

193 = A + 49 - 23 + 59

193 = A + 85

108 = A

Answer: E
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