• # question_answer 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)  1800B)  1850           C)  1860                           D)  1812

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