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In the presidential election, 55% of the people who voted, voted for
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In the presidential election, 55% of the people who voted, voted for the democratic candidate and 35% voted for the republican candidate. If 8% of the number of people eligible to vote, voted for neither the republican nor the democrat, what percent of people eligible to vote actually voted in the elections? A. 40 B. 60 C. 80 D. 88 E. 90
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Smita04 wrote: In the presidential election, 55% of the people who voted, voted for the democratic candidate and 35% voted for the republican candidate. If 8% of the number of people eligible to vote, voted for neither the republican nor the democrat, what percent of people eligible to vote actually voted in the elections?
A.40 B.60 C.80 D.88 E.90 let people eligible to vote = y people actually voted = x Democratic = 0.55x Republican = 0.35 x total voters = 0.90 x hence 0.10x voters who voted didnt voted for D and R. now, 0.10 x = 0.08 y => x/y = 8/10 hence 80% Hence C
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Hi, I think this is the way how to solve this problem Democractic : 55 Republican : 35 Total Eligible Population : x Neither : 0.08x (Its an election so you cant have both ) => 55+35+0.08x = x 90 = 0.92 X X = 100 Thus the percent of people eligible to vote actually voted in the elections = (55+35)/100 =>90/100 = 90% Thus E
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boomtangboy wrote: In the presidential election, 55% of the people who voted, voted for the democratic candidate and 35% voted for the republican candidate. If 8% of the number of people eligible to vote, voted for neither the republican nor the democrat, what percent of people eligible to vote actually voted in the elections?
A.40 B.60 C.80 D.88 E.90
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I think this is the way how to solve this problem
Democractic : 55 Republican : 35 Total Eligible Population : x Neither : 0.08x (Its an election so you cant have both )
=> 55+35+0.08x = x 90 = 0.92 X X = 100
Thus the percent of people eligible to vote actually voted in the elections = (55+35)/100 =>90/100 = 90%
Thus E That's not correct. If you are doing that way then you should have 55% + 35% + 0.08x% = 100%, because 55%, 35% and neither = 0.08x% together must sum up to 100% (all that voted). 55 + 35 + 0.08x = 100 > x = 125 > voted/eligible = 100/125 = 0.8. Answer: C.
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