Posted by **Monic** on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 12:24am.

In a recent survey of 100 women, the following information was gathered.

36 use shampoo A.

37 use shampoo B.

38 use shampoo C.

14 use shampoos A and B.

8 use shampoos A and C.

9 use shampoos B and C.

3 use all three.

Use the figure to answer the question in the problem.

How many are using shampoo A only (Region I)?

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**MathMate**, Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 9:28am
The question is best answered with a Venn diagram.

Start with those that use all three.

14 use A & B, so 14-3=11 use A & B but not C.

8 use A & C, so 8-3=5 use A & C but not C.

So those who use A only

A only = 36-(11+3+5)=17

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