Question

In a college election a candidate who got 40% of the total votes polled was defeated by 126 votes. Assuming that there were only two candidates in the elections, the total number of votes polled was

A 1260 Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B 530 Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C 820 Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D 630 Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
E 720 Correct Answer Incorrect Answer

Solution

Let the total number of votes polled be x Then, 60% of x – 40% of x = 126 ∴ x = (126 × 100)/20 = 630

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