# What percentages of people know only one language?

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A survey of a village showed that 1 / 10 of the total population speak neither Hindi nor English. 1 / 5 of them cannot speak English and 3 / 7 of them cannot speak Hindi. What percentages of people know only one language?

posted Aug 6, 2015

Given data:
1/10 -> Does not speak Hindi or English (Let's call this set A)
1/5 ->Does not speak English
3/7 ->Does not speak Hindi

Solution:
Out of the 1/5th people who does not speak English, some are in set A.
So, the remaining (1/5-1/10)=1/10 people speak only Hindi.
Similarly, Out of 3/7 who does not speak Hindi,some are in set A.
The remaining 3/7-1/10=23/70 people speak only English.
People who speak only one language=1/10+23/70=3/7
Percentage=(3/7)*100=42.86%

answer Aug 6, 2016 by anonymous

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