# Aptitude - Percentage - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Percentage - General Questions (Q.No. 10)

10.

In an election between two candidates, one got 55% of the total valid votes, 20% of the votes were invalid. If the total number of votes was 7500, the number of valid votes that the other candidate got, was:

Answer: Option

Explanation:

Number of valid votes = 80% of 7500 = 6000.

Valid votes polled by other candidate = 45% of 6000

= | 45 | x 6000 | = 2700. | ||

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Discussion:

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Shubham vaskale said:
3 months ago

7500 is the total vote.

And 20% are invalid hence, 1500 votes are invalid then 6000 is a valid vote and one gets 55% then another gets 45% of the valid vote it means 45% of 6000 so the answer becomes 2700.

And 20% are invalid hence, 1500 votes are invalid then 6000 is a valid vote and one gets 55% then another gets 45% of the valid vote it means 45% of 6000 so the answer becomes 2700.

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Asfak said:
8 months ago

So, here lets us consider total votes be 100%.

So, remove invalid votes i.e 20 per hen we get 80 per valid vote.

100%-20%(invalid votes) = 80%

Now in 80 per there are 55 per are valid votes so,

55/100x80 =55/10x8=11/2x8=11/1x4=44% we get for one candidate,

In question, they mention other person's valid votes so 80%(valid votes) - 44%(1st candidate) = 36(2nd candidate)

100% = 7500(they are given).

36% = x.

x = 7500 x 36/100 = 75x36 = 2700.

We get 2700 as final.

So, remove invalid votes i.e 20 per hen we get 80 per valid vote.

100%-20%(invalid votes) = 80%

Now in 80 per there are 55 per are valid votes so,

55/100x80 =55/10x8=11/2x8=11/1x4=44% we get for one candidate,

In question, they mention other person's valid votes so 80%(valid votes) - 44%(1st candidate) = 36(2nd candidate)

100% = 7500(they are given).

36% = x.

x = 7500 x 36/100 = 75x36 = 2700.

We get 2700 as final.

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Vinod Kumar said:
9 months ago

Number of invalid votes:

Total votes = 7500

% of invalid votes = 20

Number of invalid votes = 20/100 * 7500 = 1500

Number of valid votes:

Number of valid votes = 7500 - 1500 = 6000.

Votes won by the first candidate:

% of votes won by the first candidate = 55.

Number of votes won by the first candidate = 55/100 * 6000 = 3300.

Number of valid votes won by the other candidate:

Number of valid votes won by the other candidate = 6000 - 3300 = 2700.

Therefore, the number of valid votes that the other candidate got is 2700.

Total votes = 7500

% of invalid votes = 20

Number of invalid votes = 20/100 * 7500 = 1500

Number of valid votes:

Number of valid votes = 7500 - 1500 = 6000.

Votes won by the first candidate:

% of votes won by the first candidate = 55.

Number of votes won by the first candidate = 55/100 * 6000 = 3300.

Number of valid votes won by the other candidate:

Number of valid votes won by the other candidate = 6000 - 3300 = 2700.

Therefore, the number of valid votes that the other candidate got is 2700.

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Nilesh said:
1 year ago

Thanks for your answer @Jabi Mir.

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Charvi said:
2 years ago

Easy solution is;.

(100-20)% of valid votes,

80/100*7500 = 6000,

45/100*6000 = 2700,

So, Ans= 2700 votes.

(100-20)% of valid votes,

80/100*7500 = 6000,

45/100*6000 = 2700,

So, Ans= 2700 votes.

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Amar said:
2 years ago

Percentage is always calculated sum of observation/no.of observation * 100%.

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Vibha said:
2 years ago

Total votes=7500 (that includes valid and invalid).

And given that 20% of votes are invalid.

So, 20%of 7500=1500 (invalid votes).

Now finding valid votes 7500 - 1500=6000.

The 1st person gained 55% of 6000 votes.

55%of 6000=3300 (1 person).

For other persons 6000 - 3300 = 2700 (2nd person).

And given that 20% of votes are invalid.

So, 20%of 7500=1500 (invalid votes).

Now finding valid votes 7500 - 1500=6000.

The 1st person gained 55% of 6000 votes.

55%of 6000=3300 (1 person).

For other persons 6000 - 3300 = 2700 (2nd person).

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Jatsho said:
2 years ago

Here first we have to understand the question clearly, it says total votes are 7500, out of which 20% of total votes are invalid, which means 80% is a valid vote. So find the total valid vote that is 80% of 7500 = 6000.

Now, we have 6000 valid votes. From 6000 valid votes, let's say candidate A has 55% valid vote according to the question given, which means candidate B has 45% valid vote so 45% of 6000 is 2700.

Now, we have 6000 valid votes. From 6000 valid votes, let's say candidate A has 55% valid vote according to the question given, which means candidate B has 45% valid vote so 45% of 6000 is 2700.

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Kaviya varshini said:
2 years ago

@All.

(100-20)% = 80% of valid votes.

80/100*7500 = 6000,

Then for one candidate it is 55% question for other so,(100-55)% = 45%,

So,

45/100 * 6000 = 2700.

(100-20)% = 80% of valid votes.

80/100*7500 = 6000,

Then for one candidate it is 55% question for other so,(100-55)% = 45%,

So,

45/100 * 6000 = 2700.

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Mayur said:
2 years ago

I don't get it, the question is asking for "what is the total no of VALID votes the other candidate got?

If the 20% is invalid votes then from 80% valid votes.

1st candidate gets 55% then what is left (80-55) is 25% of valid votes.

Then that is the count of another candidate - 25%.

If the 20% is invalid votes then from 80% valid votes.

1st candidate gets 55% then what is left (80-55) is 25% of valid votes.

Then that is the count of another candidate - 25%.

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