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# Among 9 passengers, 5 can speak Kannada, 2 can speak both Kannada and English. The number of passengers who can speak only English is

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6
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5
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C
4
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D
3
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Solution

## The correct option is B 4Given : Total no. of passengers =9Number of passengers speaks Kannada =5 and 2 can speak both Kannada and English.So, there are 3 passengers who can speak only Kannada.Suppose, the number of passengers who can speak only English is x∴ x= Total number of passengers−(number of passengers who speak only Kannada + number of passengers who speaks both English and kannada).∴ x=9−(3+2)=4Hence, there are 4 passengers who can speak only English.

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