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In a group of 100 people, 70 have a DVD player, 60 have a CD player, and 20 have...
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universal set' U = 100
let A and B represents the set of people owning dvd and cd player.
then by question,
n(U-(AUB)) = 20
if x represents the intersection of A and B, then we have
or, x= 50
therefore 50 people have both!!
Posted by prfrbest on October 20, 2011 at 2:15 PM (Answer #1)
The number of people has either DVD player or CD are:
100-20=80. (total number - neither number)
The number of people has only CD are
80-70=10 (either number - has DVD number)
The number of people has both DVD play and CD are
60-10=50 (has CD number - has ONLY CD number)
Posted by hattielee on March 15, 2012 at 7:14 PM (Answer #2)
Let the set all the people be represented by the universal set U.
Therefore, n(U) = 100
Now, let the set of the people having a DVD player be represented by set D.
Therefore, n(D) = 70
Now, let the set of the people having a CD player be represented by set C.
Therefore, n(C) = 60
Let x people have both CD and DVD players i.e. n(D∩C)=x
Therefore, the number of people who have only DVD players
the number of people who have only CD players
Therefore n(DUC) = (n(D)-x) + n(C)-x + x
= (70-x) +(60-x) + x .............from  and 
= 130-x .............. 
The number of people that have neither
=> 20 = 100 - (130 - x) .......... from 
=> 20 = 100 - 130 + x
=> 20 = -30 + x
therefore x = 50
Therefore, the number of people who have both DVD player and CD player is 50 .
Posted by t-rashmi on September 6, 2013 at 10:54 AM (Answer #16)
well if 60 have cd player and 70 have a dvd player and 20 have neither and there a total of a 100 people then 50 would have both
Posted by phuot2128 on November 23, 2011 at 11:36 AM (Answer #4)
70+60+20=150 - 100= 50 therfor 50 have both
Posted by kykybre on December 24, 2011 at 6:02 AM (Answer #5)
50 ! (:
Posted by barahonacecilia on April 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM (Answer #6)
if u make a venn diagram it would be very easy to find the answer.
no:of people = 100
no:of people who has none= 20
total who has something= 80
no:of people who have only dvd players = 80-60=20
no:of people who have only cd players = 80-70= 10
no:of people who have both dvd player and cd player = 50
(50+10=60 | 50+20=70)
Posted by isuwi on May 19, 2012 at 2:00 PM (Answer #8)
no. of people=100
no of people who have both = 150 - 100
hence 50 people have both
Posted by crazynitin998 on May 25, 2012 at 12:31 PM (Answer #9)
So, we know that there are 100 total students, and that 70 have DVD players, 60 have CD players, and 20 have niether. So what we have to do is to add all of them together, and then subtract 100. That would give us 20+60+70=150. Then, 150-100=50. There you have it! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.
Posted by clarinet500 on June 5, 2012 at 12:47 AM (Answer #10)
Elementary School Teacher
1. Take 100-20 which leaves 80.
This is the amount of people that at least have a DVD/CD player.
If 70 people have a DVD player, then 80-70= 10, so 10 people only have a DVD player.
If 60 people have a CD player, then 60-10=50 which is the number that has both.
Posted by tbray4316 on July 19, 2012 at 4:10 AM (Answer #12)
High School Teacher
20 have neither from 100 so we now have 80. 70 + 60 makes 130. 130-80=50.
Posted by sahand79 on August 30, 2012 at 10:19 AM (Answer #13)
I am going to explain two different strategies to use when solving this problem:
FIRST STRATEGY: Solve the problem!
The problem told you that 70 poeple have a DVD player, 60 people have a CD player and 20 have neither. The problem also stated that there are 100 people in the group.
The first thing you want to do is add up all of the people with DVD player, CD players as well as people who have neither:
Now we know that there were 100 people in that group, so in order to find the missing number we have to subtract 100 from 150.
So there were 50 people who had both.
SECOND STRATEGY: Checking your work to see if the answer, 50, is correct!
Now we have to go back and check our answer. First draw a regular venn diagram.
Put a heading on each circle (DVD=70 and CD=60)
Then put the number 50 in the space where the circles overlap.
Now subtract 50 from each of the totals (70 and 60) to get the actual amount of students who only had one of each.
Now add the sums together with the number of people who had neither (20) and the number of people who had both (50)
Your work was correct and the answer to your problem is 50 people have both a DVD player and a CD player!
Posted by w0413860 on October 15, 2012 at 5:08 PM (Answer #14)
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