The SSS academy of Arts has 108 students.Out of 108 students 65 are in drama and 25 are in music. If there are 9 students in both drama and music, how many are neither in drama nor in music?

Step 3. Add 9 to the resulting number from step 1 and then add the resulting number from step 2
9 + 56 +16 = 81

Step 4. Subtract the resulting number in step 3 from 108

108 – 81 = 27.

Answer: 27 students.

Time allowed: 45 secs. Time taken using the technique: 9 secs.

Time saved = 36 seconds [4/5^{th }(80%) of time allowed by examiner]

WORK SHEET – Practice question

The SSS Sports Academy has 89 students. Out of 89 students 42 are playing football and 17 are in basketball. If there are 4 students in both football and basketball, how many are neither football nor basketball?