8th Class Mathematics Percentage Question Bank Percentage, Profit and Loss

  • question_answer 8) A candidate gets 71% of votes and wins the election by 756 votes. If there are only two candidates, then the total number of votes is

    A)  1800

    B)  1850           

    C)  1860                           

    D)  1812

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    (a): Let total votes be 'x' Winning candidates \[=0.71x\] Losing candidates \[=0.29x\] Margin \[=0.71x-0.29x=756\] \[=0.42xm=756~\] \[=x=\frac{756}{0.42}=\frac{{{\cancel{75600}}^{\,\,\,5400}}}{{{\cancel{42}}_{3}}}=1800.\]

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