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A bill for a national "no speed limit day" was passed in the [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2004, 17:15
A bill for a national "no speed limit day" was passed in the parliament with 66.67% of the members voting for it which was 18 more than the numbers who opposed the bill. If all the members were present and none anstained from voting, how many members voted for the bill?

a. 36
b. 54
c. 72
d. 180

***Just checking my answer on this one cuz the official answer disagrees.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2004, 17:27
sunniboy is it 36. 66.67% voted and 33.33% opposed so the difference of 33.33% is the 18 votes so 66.67% = 36 who voted
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2004, 17:39
I get 54

X=# of voters

0.3333*X=X/3 voted against
0.6667*X=2X/3 voted in favor

then 2X/3=X/3+18 => 2X=X+54 => X=54
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2004, 17:49
Martin u got , total no of voters= 54 but the question asked for those who voted
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2004, 18:09
You are right it is 36. And the official answer is also 36. I made the same mistake as martin. I did not read the question properly.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2004, 19:17
rakesh1239 wrote:
Martin u got , total no of voters= 54 but the question asked for those who voted



Right.. :oops: not paying good enough attention I guess


Then the answer is X*2/3=54*2/3=36
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