# In A Room Of 34, 24 Are Present?

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Is this sentence correct?
In a room of 34, 24 are present.
Hasibrahman Is this sentence correct?
In a room of 34, 24 are present.

It's problematic.

Is it a classroom, and you're counting the number of students who showed up?

In a class of 34, 24 are present.

Is it just some generic room?

In a room with a capacity of 34, 24 are present.

CJ

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Could you please tell me what does "In a room of 34" means? does it mean: the room has a maximum capacity of 34 people or there are 34 people in that room?
Hasibrahman Could you please tell me what does "In a room of 34" means? does it mean: the room has a maximum capacity of 34 people or there are 34 people in that room?

Nobody knows. That's why it's a problematic sentence.

Did you read this somewhere where there was more text before this? What did it say?

CJ

This is the context:

You entered a room of 34 people. A shooter then enters killing 30. How many people are left in the room?

Actually, it's a riddle. My problem is what does "a room of 34 people" mean here. Does it mean :the room has a maximum capacity of 34 people or there were already 34 people in that room?

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Hasibrahman This is the context:

You entered a room of 34 people. A shooter then enters killing 30. How many people are left in the room?

Actually, it's a riddle. My problem is what does "a room of 34 people" mean here. Does it mean :the room has a maximum capacity of 34 people or there were already 34 people in that room?

Ah! A riddle.

There are 34 people in the room. That's what the first sentence is telling you.

I'd say there are 35 people in the room. The 34 that were there before the shooter entered will be there. Of course, not all are alive, but the dead ones are still people. I don't think the dead ones could have left the room. The four who were not killed might have escaped, but there's nothing in the set-up that even hints at that. Plus, there's now one more person there — the killer. Nothing in the set-up indicates that the killer has left the room yet. So that's how I get 35.

Before long, however, the 4 potential victims who are still alive and the killer will have left, so there will be only 30 (dead) people in the room.

Did I get it right?

CJ

I don't know the answer. But my answer is 36, because first of all I entered that room and there were already 34 people there. The shooter then entered into that room killing 30 people (I think those-killed-people were not belong to that room). So in my opinion the answer would be: 36 🤔
Hasibrahmanbecause first of all I entered that room

Hasibrahman(I think those-killed-people were not belong to that room.)

??? Are you trying to write this?

I don't think the people who were killed were in that room.