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In a mayoral election, Candidate X received 1/3 more votes than candidate Y, and Candidate Y received 1/4 fewer votes than Z. If Z received 24,000 votes how many votes did candidate X received?

A. 18000
B. 22000
C. 24000
D. 26000
E. 32000
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In a mayoral election, Candidate X received 1/3 more votes than candidate Y, and Candidate Y received 1/4 fewer votes than Z. If Z received 24,000 votes how many votes did candidate X received?

18000
22000
24000
26000
32000


Z=24 --> Y received 1/4 fewer votes than Z --> Y=3/4*Z=18;
X received 1/3 more votes than Y --> X=Y+1/3*Y=24.

Answer: C.
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Re: Arithmetic- mayoral election [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2011, 13:36
X=4/3*Y
Y=3/4*Z
Hence X = Z = 24000
Re: Arithmetic- mayoral election   [#permalink] 19 Feb 2011, 13:36
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