# 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:

39 comments Page 1 of 4.
Renitha said:
4 weeks ago

@Ravi.

Winning Candidate vote =11628.

Total vote = 20400.

Winning Candidate vote percentage = (Winning Candidate vote/total vote)*100.

==>(11628/20400)*100.

==>11628/204.

==>57%.

Winning Candidate vote =11628.

Total vote = 20400.

Winning Candidate vote percentage = (Winning Candidate vote/total vote)*100.

==>(11628/20400)*100.

==>11628/204.

==>57%.

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Anomie said:
2 months ago

p1 + p2 + p3 = 20400.

(11628/20400) * 100 = 11628/204.

204* ??= 11628.

4*7=28

Ans 57.

(11628/20400) * 100 = 11628/204.

204* ??= 11628.

4*7=28

Ans 57.

Ravi said:
10 months ago

Why 11628 to be divided? Anybody, please explain.

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Haarika said:
11 months ago

@Arya reddy.

When compared to all, the 3 votes given in the question majority is 11628. So it should take in the numerator.

When compared to all, the 3 votes given in the question majority is 11628. So it should take in the numerator.

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Dkvanz said:
1 year 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:
3 years ago

Thanks for explaining the answer @Varma.

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Jashuva said:
3 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:
3 years ago

Why 11628 take in numerator? Anyone explain it please.

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Varsha said:
4 years ago

Well said @Anish.

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Praveen RM said:
4 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.

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