Aptitude - Percentage - Discussion

Discussion :: 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?

[A]. 57%
[B]. 60%
[C]. 65%
[D]. 90%

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

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

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


Varma said: (Nov 17, 2011)  
In this type of questions we can go through options carefully and can judge 57% as ans instead of caluclating that big numbers/ 50%20400 is 10200 and total is near to that..

Pankaj Kr Garg said: (Feb 17, 2013)  
Total vote=20400.

Winner vote=11628.

57%.

Anil said: (Aug 21, 2013)  
@Pankaj Kr Garg.

How can I know the third candidate is winner if in the is not mentioned about winner can anyone tell please?

Venkatesh said: (Sep 10, 2013)  
How can I know the third candidate is winner if in the is not mentioned about winner can anyone tell please?

Suresh said: (Sep 19, 2013)  
Third candidate received more votes compare than other 2 candidates, so third candidate is winner.

Rajesh Shukla said: (Oct 7, 2013)  
50% of 20400 = 10200.

11628-10200 = 1428.

1428*100/20400 = 7.

50+7 = 57.

Astik Singh said: (Feb 10, 2014)  
Simply we can judge by given choice that winning percentage should be more than 50%. Which is close to 57%. It will be the answer. It all about practice.

Kunal said: (Apr 26, 2014)  
Hi Anil.

It already mentioned in the question that how much votes did get the winning candidate so there is nothing to worry about.

Vinus said: (Sep 27, 2014)  
How we can known that total no vote polled 20400 as in question not mentioned?

Vipin Prakash Mishra said: (Nov 1, 2014)  
@Vinus.

Total Votes = Sum of Votes of all Party (First party+Second Party+Third Party +.....+n).

But in this question, there are three party.

So add only three party.

Pratik said: (Sep 15, 2015)  
11+7+1+0.6+0.6=21. Then 21/2=10. So that is greater than 50%.

Nafish Khan said: (Jul 19, 2016)  
Thanks for giving short cut @Pratik.

Suraj said: (Aug 10, 2016)  
Total votes = 1136 + 7636 + 11628 = 20400.

Let % of vote x.

Then.

(x/100) * 20400 = 11628.

x = (11628 * 100) / 20400.

x = 57.

Chandra Prashad Mishra said: (Aug 30, 2016)  
Please, can anyone get me the answer for this question?

In an election, only two candidates contested 20% of the voters did not vote and 120 votes were declared as invalid. The winner got 200 votes more than his opponent thus he secured 41% votes of total voters on the voter list. Percentage votes of the defeated candidate out of total votes cast is?

Kaveri said: (Oct 12, 2016)  
Why we should take 11628 as numerator?

Prakash said: (Oct 12, 2016)  
How to solve this problem without calculator is there any tips? Please tell me.

Koteswararao Chimmili said: (Dec 1, 2016)  
Total number of votes polled = (1136 + 7636 + 11628) = 20400.

Winner vote = 11628.

20400/100 = 204 (1% of votes),
20400/10 = 2040 (10% of votes)(204 * 10 = 2040),
20400/2 = 10200 (50% of votes)(204 * 50 = 10200),


60% of votes = 50% of votes + 10% of votes = 10200 + 2040 = 12240.

The result is 11628 <12240 (answer is 57%).

Gopal Nayak said: (Dec 4, 2016)  
57%.

Shivangi said: (Jun 5, 2017)  
Why we take numerator as 11628? Please explain it to me.

Priyaa said: (Jun 8, 2017)  
Why 100 is multiplied instead to be in the place of divisor -last step?

Priyanka said: (Jul 18, 2017)  
How come 57%? Please explain.

Ashish Panse said: (Aug 14, 2017)  
Hello to all,

I think this very easy question & Iwill try to solve in very easy way.
Now see,

Total number of votes are = (1136 + 7636 + 11628) = 20400
in which 11628 votes are the highest num. of votes & the candidate who has the highest num of votes is a winner.

Now, we find What percentage of the total votes did the winning candidate get?
And already the % of votes is given in answers, we just try check it whether or not the given % of total num of votes equals to the highest num. of votes.

i.e 57% of 20400 = 11628 (highest num of votes i.e winner)

(57/100) * 20400 = 11628.
So. therefore answer is option (a).57%.

Aishwarya said: (Aug 21, 2018)  
Total votes.

= 1136 + 7636 + 11628,
= 20400.

Percentage =11628/20400,
= 57%.

Rekha said: (Sep 15, 2018)  
@All.

There is a clear point in question like, we have to calculate the winning percentage only. We have already know 3rd contestant has got highest votes. So we have a formula like.

(Number of votes won by the contestant)/(total number of votes won by all).

As we know we are calculating percentage so multiply with 100.

Sanju said: (Dec 9, 2018)  
How come 11628/20400? Please explain me.

Mrunali Ramteke said: (Jun 14, 2019)  
@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.

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