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In a group of 70 people, 37 like coffee, 52 like tea, and each person likes at least one of the two drinks. How many people like both coffee and tea? 

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Let C denote the set of people who like coffee, and T denote the set of people who like tea 

n(C ∪ T) = 70, n(C) = 37, n(T) = 52 

We know that: 

n(C ∪ T) = n(C) + n(T) – n(C ∩ T) 

∴ 70 = 37 + 52 – n(C ∩ T) 

⇒ 70 = 89 – n(C ∩ T) 

⇒ n(C ∩ T) = 89 – 70 = 19 

Thus, 19 people like both coffee and tea. 

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