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# In an election, a candidate secured 58% of the votes polled and won the election by 18,336 votes. Find the total number of votes polled and the votes secured by each candidate.

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1,14,560; 66,728 and 48,112
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1,14,800; 66,168 and 48,232
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1,14,200; 66,668 and 48,032
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1,14,600; 66,768 and 48,132
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Solution

## The correct option is C 1,14,600; 66,768 and 48,132Since one candidate won 58% of the votes, the other won 100−58=42% of the votes. Given, 58100×Total Votes−42100×Total Votes=18,336 =>16100×Total Votes=18,336=>Total votes=1,14,600 So, the candiates won 58100×1,14,600=66,468 and =42100×1,14,600=48,132 votes

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