Aptitude - Percentage - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Percentage - General Questions (Q.No. 11)
11.
Three candidates contested an election and received 1136, 7636 and 11628 votes respectively. What percentage of the total votes did the winning candidate get?
57%
60%
65%
90%
Explanation:

Total number of votes polled = (1136 + 7636 + 11628) = 20400.

 Required percentage = 11628 x 100 % = 57%. 20400

Discussion:
35 comments Page 1 of 4.

Dkvanz said:   4 months ago
For quicker calculation, after finding the sum(20400).
use trial and error, we know that,20400 x A/100 = 11628.
204 x A =11628,
4*7=28 last digit 8,
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Vrushant said:   2 years ago
Thanks for explaining the answer @Varma.
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Jashuva said:   2 years ago
@Arya Reddy.

Why because we need winner candidate % so we take it as a numerator.

Arya Reddy said:   2 years ago
Why 11628 take in numerator? Anyone explain it please.
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Varsha said:   3 years ago
Well said @Anish.
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Praveen RM said:   3 years ago
Here you can use trial and error method,

winner or 3rd candidate has votes of 11628.
So, 20400*57/100,
= 11628.
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Suma said:   3 years ago
The total votes are 1136 + 7636 + 11628 = 20400.
x*20400/100 = 11628.

By solving we get x=57% which is the required answer.

Lasandeloda said:   3 years ago
Let the total taken as 100.

20400->100
then;
11628->?
so,
100*11628/20400 = 57.
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Let the total taken as 100.

20400->100
then;
11628->?
so,
100*11628/20400 = 57.

Mrunali Ramteke said:   4 years ago
@Venkatesh.

They consider votes of the third person as a winner because the third person got the highest votes. In generic life who gets highest votes that one is the winner.