In a straight contest , the loser polled 42%  vots and lost by 14400 votes . Find the total nimber of votes polled . If the total number of eligible voters was 1 lakh , find what percentage of voters did not vote .

Asked by Sanjay | 18th Apr, 2017, 07:50: PM

Expert Answer:

begin mathsize 16px style Let comma space the space number space of space votes space polled space be space 100.
Loser space got space the space votes space 42.
rightwards double arrow winner space got space the space vote space 100 minus 42 equals 58.
Difference space of space the space votes space between space loser space and space winner space is space 16.
Votes space polled space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space space difference space
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fraction numerator 100 cross times 14400 over denominator 16 end fraction equals 90000
Total space number space of space votes space polled equals 90000
Total space number space of space voters space eligible space for space voting space equals space 100000
Numbers space of space voters space who space did space not space vote equals 10000
10000 over 100000 cross times 100 equals 10 percent sign end style

Answered by Sneha shidid | 19th Apr, 2017, 08:15: AM