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At a school with 100 students, 35 take French, 32 take German, and 30 take Spanish. Twenty students take only French, 20 take only German, and 14 take only Spanish. In addition, 7 students are taking both French and German, some of whom also take Spanish. How many students are taking all 3 languages? How many are taking none of these 3 languages?

I have drawn a Venn Diagram with 3 circles and put in the 20, 20, and 14, but I don't know what to do with the 7 since some of the 7 is also in the intersection of all 3. When I know that, I think I can solve for the missing regions in the Venn diagram.

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asked by Spencer
  1. We don't know how many take all three, which is our first main question.

    So in your Venn diagram, place x in the intersection of all three circles.
    Now look at the intersection of the F and G circles
    We are told that this is 7 but x are already counted, ("some of whom also take Spanish")
    So place 7-x in the region of ONLY F and G

    Now look at the F circle , so far we have
    20 + x + 7-x = 27
    We are told that 35 take F
    So place 8 in the region ONLY F and S
    Do the same for circle G, placing 5 in the G and S only circle.
    We can now find x from the S circle
    14+8+5+x = 30
    x = 3

    So 3 students study all three languages

    remember that some students don't take any of the three languages.
    Check:
    Sum of all entries in our circles = 74
    So 100-74 or 26 don't take any language course

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    posted by Reiny
  2. IN A CLASS OF 55 STUDENTS, 35 TAKE ENGLISH,40 TAKE FRENCH AND 5 TAKE OTHER LANGUAGES. DETERMINE HOW MANY STUDENTS TAKE BOTH LANGUAGES

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    posted by LYDIA
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