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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