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<math>\textbf{(A)}\ 16\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 25\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 36\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 49\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 64</math>  
 
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==Problem==
 
 
Each of the <math>100</math> students in a certain summer camp can either sing, dance, or act. Some students have more than one talent, but no student has all three talents. There are <math>42</math> students who cannot sing, <math>65</math> students who cannot dance, and <math>29</math> students who cannot act. How many students have two of these talents?
 
 
<math>\textbf{(A)}\ 16\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 25\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 36\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 49\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 64</math>
 
  
 
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Revision as of 17:07, 4 February 2016

Problem

Each of the $100$ students in a certain summer camp can either sing, dance, or act. Some students have more than one talent, but no student has all three talents. There are $42$ students who cannot sing, $65$ students who cannot dance, and $29$ students who cannot act. How many students have two of these talents?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 16\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 25\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 36\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 49\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 64$

Solution

Let $a$ be the number of students that can only sing, $b$ can only dance, and $c$ can only act.

Let $ab$ be the number of students that can sing and dance, $ac$ can sing and act, and $bc$ can dance and act.

From the information given in the problem, $a + ab + b = 29, b + bc + c = 42,$ and $a + ac + c = 65$.

Adding these equations together, we get $2(a + b + c) + ab + bc + ac = 136$.

Since there are a total of $100$ students, $a + b + c + ab + bc + ac = 100$.

Subtracting these equations, we get $a + b + c = 36$.

Our answer is $ab + bc + ac = 100 - (a + b + c) = 100 - 36 = \boxed{\textbf{(E)}\; 64}$

See Also

2016 AMC 12A (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 24
Followed by
Problem 26
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