## an election there are two candidates only; the candidate who gets 62% of the votes, is elected by a majority of 144 votes. Find the total n

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an election there are two candidates only; the candidate who gets 62% of the votes, is elected by a majority of 144 votes. Find the total number of votes recorded​

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If we assume that everyone voted for one of the two candidates and no one wrote one in, then the total number of votes is six hundred.

To get to this you must find the difference between the two candidates share of the vote as a percentage.

100–62 = 38

62 – 38 = 24

Now we must work out how many votes one percent is. We do this by dividing the total number of votes in the margin of difference by the percentage of votes in the margin of difference.

144 / 24 = 6

Now we multiply this number by one hundred to get the total number of votes.

6 * 100 = 600

There you have it, six hundred votes in total.

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