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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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C

26250

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3100

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Solution

The correct option is C.26250

Percentage 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=37500

Thus, no. of votes pulled by winning party 70%×37500=26250


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