# 2015 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 15

## Problem

At Euler Middle School, $198$ students voted on two issues in a school referendum with the following results: $149$ voted in favor of the first issue and $119$ voted in favor of the second issue. If there were exactly $29$ students who voted against both issues, how many students voted in favor of both issues?

$\textbf{(A) }49\qquad\textbf{(B) }70\qquad\textbf{(C) }79\qquad\textbf{(D) }99\qquad \textbf{(E) }149$

## Solution 1

We can see that this is a Venn Diagram Problem.

First, we analyze the information given. There are $198$ students. Let's use A as the first issue and B as the second issue.

$149$ students were for A, and $119$ students were for B. There were also $29$ students against both A and B.

Solving this without a Venn Diagram, we subtract $29$ away from the total, $198$. Out of the remaining $169$ , we have $149$ people for A and

$119$ people for B. We add this up to get $268$ . Since that is more than what we need, we subtract $169$ from $268$ to get

$\boxed{\textbf{(D)}~99}$.

$[asy] defaultpen(linewidth(0.7)); draw(Circle(origin, 5)); draw(Circle((5,0), 5)); label("A", (0,5), N); label("B", (5,5), N); label("99", (2.5, -0.5), N); label("50", (-2.5,-0.5), N); label("20", (7.5, -0.5), N); [/asy]$

Note: One could use the Principle of Inclusion-Exclusion in a similar way to achieve the same result.

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