# The Total Number of Votes Polled is:

In a college election a candidate secured 62% of the votes and is elected by a margin of 144 votes. The total number of votes polled is:

- 800
- 925
- 1200
- 600

**Answer: (4) 600**

**Explanation:-
**Let the total number of votes polled = X

In college election a candidate secured 62% of the votes.

Then, the opposite candidate secured votes = 100 – 62 = 38%

Candidate elected by 144 votes

Then, X x (62 – 38)/100 = 144

X x 24/100 = 144

X = 144 x 100/24

X = 600

Then, the total number of votes polled is 600.

Hence, the answer is (4) 600.