# 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?

Answer: Option

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,

thus, 57 is the answer.

use trial and error, we know that,20400 x A/100 = 11628.

204 x A =11628,

4*7=28 last digit 8,

thus, 57 is the answer.

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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.

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.

(2)

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,

Total votes 20400..

winner or 3rd candidate has votes of 11628.

So, 20400*57/100,

= 11628.

Total votes 20400..

winner or 3rd candidate has votes of 11628.

So, 20400*57/100,

= 11628.

(1)

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.

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.

20400->100

then;

11628->?

so,

100*11628/20400 = 57.

(1)

PadmaRaj said:
4 years ago

Let the total taken as 100.

20400->100

then;

11628->?

so,

100*11628/20400 = 57.

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.

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.

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