I need help with this math problem ?

there are 

65 students taking french,

 45 taking German, 

42 taking italian, 

20 taking both french and german, 

25 taking both french and italian, 

15 taking both German and Italian, and 

8 taking all 3 languages, how many students are there?

I'm trying and I get 74 but I'm not sure if that is right.  I keep discounting some people I think 

2 Answers

  • John
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    I make a policy of not helping with homework, but you did give your answer and asked for feedback.  That being said, the question itself is not well written.  It can be interpreted at least 2 different ways.  I come out with either 67 or 220, depending on how the problem is read.  Don't take either of my answers as being written in stone, though.  In any event, I would protest to the teacher (based on lack of clarity) if I was marked down on this one.  

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  • Tom
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    223. That's two-hundred-andtwenty-three.

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