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# In a mayoral election, Candidate X received 1/3 more votes t

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The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition

(A) 18,000
(B) 22,000
(C) 24,000
(D) 26,000
(E) 32,000

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Question: 167
Category: Algebra Applied problems
Page: 84
Difficulty: 550

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(A) 18,000
(B) 22,000
(C) 24,000
(D) 26,000
(E) 32,000

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17 Mar 2014, 03:25
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Candidate X= Candidate Y+1/3 CandidateY....1
Candidate Y= Candidate Z-1/4 Candidate Z...2

Candidate Z= 24000 (given)

Solve eq.2
Candidate Y= 18000

Then solve eq. 1

Candidate X= 24000

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17 Mar 2014, 04:07
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Z = 100%
Y = 1/4th less than Z = 3/4(Z)
X = 1/3rd more that Y = 4/3 (Y)

Hence X = 4/3*3/4*Z = Z

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23 Mar 2014, 07:29
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SOLUTION

(A) 18,000
(B) 22,000
(C) 24,000
(D) 26,000
(E) 32,000

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22 Nov 2015, 20:06
Another problem where you should put off doing the math!

X=(4/3)(3/4)24
x=24
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23 Nov 2015, 12:47
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Bunuel wrote:

Let the total no of votes received by z be 12 ( LCM of 3 and 4)

So, that means both X and Z received same number of votes.

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