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Question

In an election between two candidates, the candidate who gets 30% of the votes polled is defeated by 15000 votes. The number of votes polled for the winning candidate is:

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11250

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15000

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26250

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3100

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Solution

The correct option is C.26250Percentage of votes obtained by defeated party =30%∴ Percentage of votes obtained by winning party=100%−30%=70%Difference in percentage 70%−30%=40%Let there be total of x votes.Therefore, according to the question,⇒40%×x=15000⇒x=15000×10040⇒x=37500Thus, no. of votes pulled by winning party 70%×37500=26250

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