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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 Candidate Z. If Candidate Z received 24,000 votes, how many votes did Candidate X receive?
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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 Candidate Z. If Candidate Z received 24,000 votes, how many votes did Candidate X receive?
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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 Candidate Z. If Candidate Z received 24,000 votes, how many votes did Candidate X receive?
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Bunuel wrote:
In a mayoral election, Candidate X received 1/3 more votes than Candidate Y, and Candidate Y received 1/4 fewer votes than Candidate Z. If Candidate Z received 24,000 votes, how many votes did Candidate X receive?
Let the total no of votes received by z be 12 ( LCM of 3 and 4)
Y received 9 ( 1/4 fewer votes than Candidate Z.)
X received 12 (1/3 more votes than Candidate Y)
So, that means both X and Z received same number of votes.
Hence X received 24,000 votes!!
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