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:

  1. 800
  2. 925
  3. 1200
  4. 600
Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 7th October 2015 in Maths.
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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.

Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 7th October 2015.
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