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In an election between two candidates, 75% of the voters cast their votes, out of which 2% of the votes were declared invalid. A candidate got 9261 votes which were 75% of the total valid votes. Find the total number of voters enrolled in that election. A. 16800 B. 32019 C. 23000 D. 21413 E. 31527
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Originally posted by Bunuel on 13 Apr 2017, 01:40.
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13 Apr 2017, 03:28
75% of valid votes = 9261 Valid votes = (9261 * 4)/3 = 3087 * 4 = 12348
(75%  1.5% = approx. 75%) of Total voters = 12348 Total voters = (12348 * 4)/3 = 4116 * 4 = Close to 16000
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14 Apr 2017, 05:20
Total number of the enrolled voters=x
x*(0.75)*(0.98)*(0.75)=9261
x=16800
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14 Apr 2017, 11:22
In an election between two candidates, 75% of the voters cast their votes, out of which 2% of the votes were declared invalid. A candidate got 9261 votes which were 75% of the total valid votes. Find the total number of votes enrolled in that election.
As it seems 75% of the voters cast their votes I believe the ans X=(9261*100*100)/(98*75)=12600 Note  the question is total number of votes enrolled in election
If the question was total number of voters then ans X=(12600*100)/75=16800



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14 Apr 2017, 11:47
hello, i want to ask a question. So, basically, the voting system work based on the US ballot system? In other word, 1 person is only able to cast one vote?



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14 Apr 2017, 11:56
Vyshak wrote: 75% of valid votes = 9261 Valid votes = (9261 * 4)/3 = 3087 * 4 = 12348
(75%  1.5% = approx. 75%) of Total voters = 12348 Total voters = (12348 * 4)/3 = 4116 * 4 = Close to 16000
Answer: A your answer is still unconvincing, it is because if the right answer is either C or D, there is no way to choose the answer using your method of calculation



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14 Apr 2017, 12:31
Assuming total voters enrolled to be 100.
For 75% valid votes.. which makes # of votes as 75.. out of which 2% is invalid ..\(\frac{75*2}{100}\) = 1.5.. total valid votes are 751.5=73.5
Now for 73.5 votes 75% are valid . By general cross method
100  73.5*75% ?  9261
=>\(\frac{(9261*100)}{(75 \%*73.5 )}\) =>\(\frac{(9261*100*100)}{(75*73.5)}\) dividing by 25(100 & 75) and 7(9261 & 73.5) and then simplifying gives 16800



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22 Apr 2017, 17:39
chesstitans, yes, in the U.S. the system is SUPPOSED to be one person, one vote. I think there is a typo in the question. I think the question needs to ask about total voteRs, not votes. See sreenu7464 's post. Bunuel?



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generis wrote: chesstitans, yes, in the U.S. the system is SUPPOSED to be one person, one vote. I think there is a typo in the question. I think the question needs to ask about total voteRs, not votes. See sreenu7464 's post. Bunuel? ______________________ Fixed the typo. Thank you.
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24 Apr 2019, 11:31
My method is a bit long if there is a better method I am open to it We are solving for X which is the total number of votes We know 3/4*73.5/100*x=9261 So x= 16800 IMO A
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27 Apr 2019, 02:47
Bunuel wrote: In an election between two candidates, 75% of the voters cast their votes, out of which 2% of the votes were declared invalid. A candidate got 9261 votes which were 75% of the total valid votes. Find the total number of voters enrolled in that election.
A. 16800 B. 32019 C. 23000 D. 21413 E. 31527 given 0.73*0.75*x = 9261 solve for x we get ~ 16800 IMO A




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