Percentage Question

Asked by  | 20th Apr, 2008, 09:47: PM

Expert Answer:

let the number of votes of loser is = x

so the number of votes of winner is = x+756

so total votes are = x+x + 756 = 2x+756

according to the problem = (x+756)/(2x+756) X 100 = 71

 (x+756)100 = 71(2x+756)

 100x + 75600 = 142x + 53676

42x = 21924

x = 522

so the total number of votes is = 2x + 756 = 2(522) + 756

= 1044 + 756

= 1800

Answered by  | 29th May, 2008, 10:28: PM

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