Puzzle/ 10 June 09

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100 people in a room:

90 speak Spanish
80 speak Italian
75 speak Mandarin

At least how many speak all three languages?

Last edited by priyad; 11Jun2009 at 00:00..
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(Wonder if I should post a Congrats SaswatPadhi right away)

Mridula, Asadullah, xpti0, indiansword and all of you....where are you all?!
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POINT 1 : Footer reads - "Last edited by priyad; Today at 12:00 AM. "
Gr8 ! 12:00 AM again. Are you planning it so as to make me miss the question ?

POINT 2 : You have spelled xpi0t0s wrongly!

POINT 3 : I think you will have to take the pain of posting a Congrats once again.

Anyway, the answer I get is at least 45 speak all three.
I solved it by drawing Venn Diagrams, simple !
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Originally Posted by SaswatPadhi View Post
POINT 1 : Footer reads - "Last edited by priyad; Today at 12:00 AM. "
Gr8 ! 12:00 AM again. Are you planning it so as to make me miss the question ?
It could be worse; you could be getting up first thing in the morning only to find the question and answer have both already been posted, due to time zones. (I'm in the UK)
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Yeah, you are right.

May be shabbir should write some script that will post the question at some random time.
The question could be stored in some kind of buffer and would be released at a random time everyday.
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Or we can make a rule something like maximum 3 times you can win in a week.
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I am busy nowdays at my work. But still I visit the site, thrice or four times a day and most of the time it is answered by SaswtPadi. It is great to know, how is SaswtPadhi able to catch the question first at any time!!

regards
mridula
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Or we can make a rule something like maximum 3 times you can win in a week.
Having a cap on the number of wins per week per person is good.

But can that guarantee that the question will remain unsolved for long enough to be attempted by all ?
I was talking about the script so as to evenly distribute the probability of finding an unsolved question at a convenient time, among all time-zones.
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Originally Posted by Mridula View Post
I am busy nowdays at my work. But still I visit the site, thrice or four times a day and most of the time it is answered by SaswtPadi. It is great to know, how is SaswtPadhi able to catch the question first at any time!!

regards
mridula
Why don't you call me Saswat ?
I see people have to do much effort, just to type my name !!

I am able to catch the question early because I am online most of the time.
I am done with all my exams (I just passed XII with 96.0 %), so I have nothing else (as interesting to do) as answering queries/discussing at G4EF.

Anyway, I see people have a lot of problem with me winning almost every question since the last 2 weeks.

Let me tell you that sometimes, the view count reached as high as 15 before I answered the question. So, is it my fault if I am ABLE to answer questions, or is it the fault with other members that they are (sometimes) NOT ABLE to answer questions.

So, ... ...
Thanks all for your comments.
Answering $1 contest was fun and challenging for me. But that's not the ONLY reason why I am here.
So, I AM NEVER AGAIN GOING TO ANSWER ANY CONTEST QUESTION HERE.

Hopefully my decision will make everyone happy.
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Hi Saswat ( Happy !!!),

First of all, Congratulations on completing XII with 96%. Thats really a great score!!
BTW, I was not commenting you in my last message. Infact, I was complimenting you.
I really appreciate you for catching the question first !!.

Please don't decide like that. You must participate in all the contests in this site. Let others take it as a challenge !!

But to allow others also to answer and participate in this contest, I go for what Shabbir said, that a person is eligible to win the contest thrice a week max !!

BTW, Congratulations again on reaching LEADER (recent promotion) in a days !!

thanks
mridula.