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Question

In a college union election, only two candidates contested. A candidate secured 41% of the votes, but was defeated by other candidate by 1440 votes. Totally,how many students did cast their votes?

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Solution

The correct option is **C** 8000

Let the total number of votes polled be x

Let the total number of votes polled be x

Then, 41 % of x + 1440 = 59 % of x

⇒41100x+1440=59100xor1440=59x100−41x100⇒1440=18x100⇒18x=144000⇒x=14400018=8000

Option C is the correct answer.

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