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    Hi I just got myself caught up in a lousy dirty percentage math problem . I'm doin A levels without pure maths and also studying for sat1's . I got a class again on Sunday so I just want the solution of this problem :

    In an election there rae two candidates . A candidate gets 40% of the total and loses the election by 9800 votes . Find the total number of votes .

    Answer : (A) 29,400 (B) 36,200 (C) 39,200 (D) 49,000 (E) NONE .

    Gimme the ansa and tell me y .
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    (Original post by nayeem18)
    Hi I just got myself caught up in a lousy dirty percentage math problem . I'm doin A levels without pure maths and also studying for sat1's . I got a class again on Sunday so I just want the solution of this problem :

    In an election there rae two candidates . A candidate gets 40% of the total and loses the election by 9800 votes . Find the total number of votes .

    Answer : (A) 29,400 (B) 36,200 (C) 39,200 (D) 49,000 (E) NONE .

    Gimme the ansa and tell me y .
    20% = 9800 => 100% = 5*9800 = 49000 = (D)
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    20% = 9800 => 100% = 5*9800 = 5900 = (D)
    whow does 20% = 9800 ?
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    If they lose and get 40%, then we assume the winner gets 60%, therefore the difference is 20%. We assume only two people are running for it.
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    (Original post by s-k)
    whow does 20% = 9800 ?
    no problemo worked it out 40% she gets
    60% other canditate gets and wins by 9800 votes.

    Hence 20% of the votes = 9800 :P
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    why does't this work ?


    Let , ' x ' be the total number of votes .

    So , 40% of x = 2x /5

    60% of x = 3x / 5

    2x / 5 + 9800 = 3x / 5 - 9800


    [ the answer doesn't match but my idea is that if i add 9800 with the first candidate who was beaten by 9800 votes and deduct the same amount from the winner , i'll have two candidates on a par with each other , then find x ]
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    I'm sorry but if you want to pass an A level in pure maths and you can't do that.... then you won't pass. I did it in my head in about 30 seconds and I am averaging 50% in my Pure modules.
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    Thats pretty harsh
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    Sorry. Maybe I just thought it was really easy.
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    (Original post by TS2Master)
    Sorry. Maybe I just thought it was really easy.
    Well if you are only getting 50% in AS Maths modules, then you may as well shut up yourself.
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    (Original post by 2776)
    Thats pretty harsh
    I agree totally.
 
 
 
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