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In an election, there were only two candidates. The winner got 53% votes and won by 9600 votes. Find the total number of votes polled.

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Solution

Winner got 53% vote

so, defendant got 47%(=10053)

Additional vote got by winner =6%

Let x be the total number of votes polled

Winner won by 9600 votes

6x100=9600

x=9600×1006=160000

Hence, the total number of polled votes is 160000.


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