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In an election, Mr. Jack received 40,000 votes cast by the residents

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In an election, Mr. Jack received 40,000 votes cast by the residents of region X. In addition to that he also received 20 percent of the votes from the residents of region Y. If V is the total number of votes cast in the election and 30 percent of the votes were cast by the residents of region X, which of the following represents the number of votes that Mr. Jack received? (The electorate comprises region X and region Y.)

(A) 1.4V + 20, 000

(B) 0.14V + 20, 000

(C) 0.21V + 40, 000

(D) 0.06V + 40, 000

(E) 0.14V + 40, 000

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24 Sep 2018, 03:22
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Bunuel wrote:
In an election, Mr. Jack received 40,000 votes cast by the residents of region X. In addition to that he also received 20 percent of the votes from the residents of region Y. If V is the total number of votes cast in the election and 30 percent of the votes were cast by the residents of region X, which of the following represents the number of votes that Mr. Jack received? (The electorate comprises region X and region Y.)

(A) 1.4V + 20, 000

(B) 0.14V + 20, 000

(C) 0.21V + 40, 000

(D) 0.06V + 40, 000

(E) 0.14V + 40, 000

total votes Jack received = X + Y (where X and Y are the votes cast by residents of region X and Y respectively)
according to question
Y = 0.70V
since Jack received 20% of votes from Y = 0.20Y = 0.14V
so,
E
Re: In an election, Mr. Jack received 40,000 votes cast by the residents   [#permalink] 24 Sep 2018, 03:22
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