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Beth received 3/10 of the votes cast in a certian election

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Beth received 3/10 of the votes cast in a certian election. What franction of the other votes cast would she have needed in order to have received 1/2 of the votes cast?

A. 1/5
B. 2/7
C. 3/10
D. 7/20
E. 1/2
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Beth received 3/10 of the votes cast in a certian election. What franction of the other votes cast would she have needed in order to have received 1/2 of the votes cast?

A. 1/5
B. 2/7
C. 3/10
D. 7/20
E. 1/2


Let the total votes be 10. Beth received 3 votes, other votes 10-3=7. In order to have received 1/2 of the votes she needed 5 votes so 2 more, which is 2/7 of the other votes.

Answer: B.
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New post 10 Jan 2015, 09:43
At first I got it totally wrong !!

Sum of fractions of the Total votes casted 1.

x+ 3/10=1/2
x=2/10=1/5 ..................... So, beth needs another 1/5 th the total vote casted.

Remaining Fraction = 1- 3/10 = 7/10

Required Fraction = (1/5)/(7/10) = 2/7



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Beth received 3/10 of the votes cast in a certian election. What franction of the other votes cast would she have needed in order to have received 1/2 of the votes cast?

A. 1/5
B. 2/7
C. 3/10
D. 7/20
E. 1/2

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.................... Beth .................... Non Beth ................. Total

Initial votes..... \(\frac{3}{10}\) ....................... \(\frac{7}{10}\) ......................... 1 (Assumed)

Requirement...... \(\frac{3}{10} + \frac{2}{10} = \frac{5}{10}\) ..................... \(\frac{7}{10} - \frac{2}{10} = \frac{5}{10}\) ...... 1

\(Fraction = \frac{\frac{2}{10}}{\frac{7}{10}} = \frac{2}{7}\)

Answer = B
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