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Posted by **Christopher** on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 12:51am.

How do we solve these ones? Hints please...

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**Steve**, Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:52amDraw a Venn diagram. Look for the intersections.

For this problem, let the two circles represent how many people eat meat an d fish, respectively.

In this case, 2 eat both.

So, put a 2 in the place where the two circles intersect.

Now, since we know that 6 eat meat, and we've already determined that 2 eat both, that means that 4 eat**only**meat. Put a 4 in the meat circle, outside the intersection.

Now, do the same for the fish circle. Place a 3 in the fish-only part of the circle.

Now we see that there are 4+2+3=9 people altogether.

Or, algebraically, if you just add up the meat and fish numbers, you get 6+5=11 people. But note that you've counted the meat&fish people twice, so the actual population is 6+5-2=9

In set notation,

|AUB| = |A| + |B| - |A∩B| - Math -
**Christopher**, Friday, May 30, 2014 at 12:28pmAlright!! Thanks!!