# 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%

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.

 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.