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In an election how many votes are cast? A: the winning

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In an election how many votes are cast? A: the winning [#permalink]  29 Sep 2008, 23:02
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In an election how many votes are cast?
A: the winning candidate gets 54% of the total votes
B: the winning candidate wins by 800
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Re: DS : nice one : voting [#permalink]  29 Sep 2008, 23:31
c

1)x =.54(x+y)

insuff

2)y + 800=x

insuff

together

x=.54x + .54(x-800)

x=50400
y=49600

total = 100k
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Re: DS : nice one : voting [#permalink]  30 Sep 2008, 00:35

even i goes for C : saying 54 -46 = 8% = 800 so total will be 800*12 + 400
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Re: DS : nice one : voting [#permalink]  30 Sep 2008, 01:19
I also chose C. But, my assumption was that there are only two candidates. Since, the question does not explicitly mentions that, my assumption could be wrong. If there are more than 2 candidtes, then certainly, stmt1 and stmt2 are sufficient to get total number of votes cast and hence answer should be E.
Re: DS : nice one : voting   [#permalink] 30 Sep 2008, 01:19
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