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

Bharathi said: (Feb 7, 2011) | |

How 80% and 45% are arrived? |

Asoka said: (Feb 23, 2011) | |

Out of 100% votes 20% is invalid votes i.e. 100%-20%= 80% valid votes and 100-55%=45% other got these much. |

Manu said: (Apr 22, 2011) | |

How 6000 came ? |

Aparna said: (May 26, 2011) | |

@Manu 80/100*7500 = 6000 |

Muthalageee said: (Jul 3, 2011) | |

The answer rite. First deduct the invalid 20% from the total 7500 =6000. So the other candidate valid vote is 45/100*6000=2700 (since 55-100=45). |

Shiv said: (Sep 14, 2011) | |

How you know its 80%? |

Moni said: (Sep 19, 2011) | |

20% are the invalid votes so we consider oly 80%. |

Syed said: (Dec 4, 2011) | |

In 55% votes only 35% of votes only valied therefore 35+45 is 80 to find total no of valid votes we do 80*7500/100 |

Mridul Roy said: (Jan 6, 2012) | |

There is another method we can apply : The total % of invalid vote is 20% i.e. 100-20 = 80 therefore, out of 100%, 80% vote are valid vote. so, the first candidates got 55% of 80. i.e. 44. and the second candidates got 80-44 = 36. therefore, 36/100*7500 = 2700. |

Navin said: (Jan 21, 2012) | |

We can also do it as .. There is only 80% votes are valid so 80% of 7500 = 6000 are total valid votes and one candidate got 55% of total votes i.e.6000*55/100=3300( votes of one candidate ) So other candidate got votes 6000-3300=2700 votes. |

Maq said: (Jan 22, 2012) | |

Try this method Invalid votes = 20*7500/100=1500 Total Valid Votes = 7500-1500=6000 Candidate A got 55*6000/100=3300 Candidate B valid votes = 6000-3300=2700 |

Rachi Gupta said: (Feb 12, 2012) | |

How 80% and 45% are arrived? |

Shomik Sen said: (Mar 11, 2012) | |

Question says 55%, then how come the answer have 45% ? |

Anitha said: (Mar 20, 2012) | |

@Navin: your method of explaining was very good. Thanks navin. |

Siraj said: (May 10, 2012) | |

Simple friends. = 45 % ( 80 % 7500 ) = 2700 |

Akshay said: (Aug 22, 2012) | |

Valid votes are 55% and total votes are 7500. &20% are not valid so till 80% its correct but after that how you took 45%????? coz we should deduct 55% from 80% not from 100% because valid votes are 80% not 100% so accordingly, 2nd candidate would get only 25% |

Archana said: (Sep 17, 2012) | |

Why cant we do in this way? First considering the valid votes 80%of 7500=6000, 1st person's votes are 55% so, 55% of 6000= 3300, now subtracting it from total valid votes we get the second persons votes=2900 |

Debyajyoti said: (Sep 20, 2012) | |

Invalid vote= 20%*7500=1500. Valid vote =7500-1500=6000. Therefore, 45%*6000=2700 (since 100-55=45). |

Utsab said: (Nov 9, 2012) | |

Invalid Vote 20% So Valid Vote 100-20=80 55% of The Total Valid Vote=80*55/100=44 Rest [80-44]=36. 7500-7500*20/100=6000 Then 36/80*6000=2700 Answer. |

Manu said: (Feb 8, 2013) | |

In the question is asking how many valid votes did the other candidate got so 20%are invalid means 80% so it should be 80-55=25. Or not because its talking bout valid votes? |

Vinod Anand said: (Jun 3, 2013) | |

Other Candidates found Valid votes are = 100-55 = 45. and Invalid Votes are = 100-20 = 80. Total No.of Votes are = 7500. 80X/100 + 45X/100 = 7500. 125X = 750000. X = 750000/125 = 6000. Than The number of valid votes that the other candidate got are, Put the value of X, 45 x 6000 /100 = 2700 , Option - (A). |

Chsk said: (Nov 8, 2013) | |

Why didn't we do this one by in this method? Total voters = 7500. In that 20% for non valid, 55% for one group. So totally 75% were gone the remaining 25% for second candidate. Shall we do like this ? |

Monu said: (Jan 6, 2014) | |

Why we considered 100 that should be out of 80%? |

Raji said: (Feb 4, 2014) | |

How came 45%. As invalid votes are 20% we get 80% valid votes. 55% for one candidate then only 25% for other voter that are valid. Can anyone explain it? |

Shubham Chandra said: (Mar 27, 2014) | |

Its Simple, In question it has already given that one candidate got 55% of valid vote & 20% vote are invalid, SO first cut invalid vote from 7500 i.e. 6000 @ 20%7500. Now 55% of 6000, i.e 3300. Now subtract 3300 from total valid vote i.e 6000-3300=2700. Answer. |

Niresh said: (Aug 8, 2014) | |

Total vote is 100%. InValid vote is 20%. Valid vote is 80%. One's vote is 55% of valid vote. 55% 0f 80% = 44%. Others valid vote is 80-44 = 36%. 36% of valid vote is 36% of 6000 is 2160 is the answer. |

Jabi Mir said: (Aug 10, 2014) | |

Total Votes = 7500 No.of Invalid Votes = 20% of 7500 = 20/100 x 7500 = 1500. Total No.of Valid Votes = 7500-1500 = 6000. By Qs. No.of votes of One Candidate =55%of Valid Votes. =55/100 x 6000 = 3300. Therefore, No. of votes of other candidate = 6000-3300 = 2700. |

Sir Sly said: (Nov 12, 2014) | |

Lets try this. Total votes = 100%. Invalid votes = 20%. First candidate's vote = 55. So we have; 20%+55% = 75%. From the total votes, we have 25% for the second candidate which will be: 25%*7500 = 1875 or 75%*7500 = 5625. So 7500-5625 = 1875. An error earlier I guess. |

Balakrishnan said: (Nov 16, 2014) | |

How to take 20% is the invalid out of 100%? Why can't to take 20% is from 55%? Anyone can explain question format is right or not? |

Souvik Mandal said: (Dec 14, 2014) | |

Total number of vote = 7500. Valid vote for Candidate A = 55%. Valid vote for Candidate B = (100-55)% = 45%. Total invalid vote = 20%. Total valid vote = (100-20)% = 80%. Total number of valid vote = 80% of 7500. = 80/100 x 7500. = 6000. Valid votes polled by other candidate = 45% of 6000. = 45/100 x 6000. = 2700. So, the answer is (A). |

Ashish said: (Aug 12, 2015) | |

Given 55%of total valid votes. 20% of votes were invalid. And total no. of votes = 7500. So, no. of invalid votes = (20/100)*7500 = 1500. Then valid votes = 7500-1500 = 6000. 55% of valid votes = (55/100)*6000 = 3300. Valid votes which get by another candidate = 6000-3300 = 2700. So answer is (A) 2700. |

Akshay said: (Aug 18, 2015) | |

Why 45% have taken for calculation you have to take 55%? |

Saiprasad said: (Aug 26, 2015) | |

Here in question itself describe that 20% is invalid votes. Then how are we considered 45% votes for another person. |

Sam said: (Sep 8, 2015) | |

Person A got 55% total valid votes but out of 55% he got 20% invalid votes. So 55-20=35% valid votes he got. Then 35% valid votes got by A+20% invalid votes got by A+45% valid votes got by B. Now we calculate 20/100*7500 = 1500 invalid votes got by A. Then total valid votes are = 7500-1500 = 6000. 35/100*6000 = 2100 valid votes got by A. 45/100*6000 = 2700 valid votes got by B. 2700 is the answer. |

Yash said: (Sep 13, 2015) | |

Total votes = 7500 and 20% are invalid 7500*20/100 = 1500, and 7500-1500 = 5000, and 5000*55/100 = 2750. |

Terminator said: (Oct 29, 2015) | |

55% of 7500 = 4125. 20% of 7500 = 1500. 4125+1500 = 5625. 7500-5625 = 1875. So 1875 is the correct answer. |

Maz said: (Nov 28, 2015) | |

Friends, first let's calculate the % of valid votes: 20% = 1/5*7500 = 1500 invalid and valid will be 7500-1500 = 6000 valid votes. Let's see the valid votes of the first candidate 55% of 6000. = 55/100*6000 = 3300. So this is the first, do not confuse your self and think, we have 2 people one got 3300 out of 6000, so how many did the second get, 6000-3300 = 2700. |

Mudi said: (Jan 10, 2016) | |

Total number of votes = 7500. Number of invalid votes = 20/100*7500 = 1500 (i.e. 20% of total votes). Number of valid votes = 7500-1500 = 6000. But one person got 55% of valid vote = 55/100*6000 = 3300. And definitely, the other candidate will be left with = 6600-3300 = 2700. The required answer will be 2700. |

Sana said: (Feb 11, 2016) | |

Invalid votes are 20%. So total votes 7500*20/100 = 6000. Another candidate elected 55%. Remaining percentage are 45%. = 6000*45/100 = 2700. |

Davinder Dingh Shekhawat said: (Jun 2, 2016) | |

How 80 and 45 will come? Please explain the step. |

Praveen said: (Jun 15, 2016) | |

A and B candidates participated in an election. 20% of voters did not participate in the voting. 10% of polled votes are invalid. A received 50% votes of polling and winner by a margin of 600. Total new of voters in a village are? |

Mohan said: (Jul 1, 2016) | |

A B VALID 55% 45% INVALID 20% 80% 45%/125% * 100 = 2700. |

Kiran said: (Jul 3, 2016) | |

Thank you @Maz. |

Kuldeep Gautam said: (Aug 30, 2016) | |

I think we have to put 35, instead of 45. As total valid votes are 85. Thanks. |

Akshay G. said: (Sep 8, 2016) | |

No @Kuldeep, 20% are invalid. So 100 - 20 = 80% of valid votes. Why are you thinking of 85% of valid votes? |

Kiran said: (Sep 20, 2016) | |

55% of votes to one person and 20% are invalid votes 55% + 20% = 75%. Other person get 25% votes. Why 45%, why don't removed those 20% votes from 100%? |

Anosh said: (Sep 22, 2016) | |

Take total votes as 100 ------------> 7500(given) Total valid votes = 80%. Total invalid votes = 20%. Lets take "A" Got 55% valid votes, which means = (80 * 55)/100 = > 44votes. Then "B" left with (100 - 55)votes, which is 40votes. Now multiply 75(GIVEN IN STATEMENT) with 40votes => 40 * 75 => 2700votes. |

Gaurav Jangir said: (Oct 1, 2016) | |

Other candidate got 25 % as 55 % to first candidate and 20 % are invalid means neither to first candidate nor to other one. |

Manu said: (Oct 5, 2016) | |

Thanks for your answer @Maz. |

Anjali said: (Dec 5, 2016) | |

Let total votes = 100. Invalid votes = 20% of 100 = 20. Remaining valid votes = 80. Valid votes for one 55% of 80 = 44. Valid votes for other= 80 - 44 = 36. Now, if 100 is total votes, so valid votes for others = 36. If 7500 = 36 x 7500/100 = 2700 votes. |

Mr.Issue said: (Apr 29, 2017) | |

Total Vote = 7500, 55% of 7500 = 4125, Valid vote = (7500-4125) = 3375, 20% of 3375 = 675(invalid votes), (valid votes he has got) (3375-675) = 2700. |

Manish. said: (May 12, 2017) | |

An election is conducted between two candidates 50000 enrolled voters did not cast their votes and only 80% of cast votes were valid. If the winning candidate won by 12200 votes, the losing candidate got 18% of the total valid votes and 26% of the total inrolled votes is NOTA. Then find the total inrolled votes? Can anyone answer this? |

Priya said: (May 24, 2017) | |

Here, 45 comes because 15 are invalid votes out of 55. |

Ashish Kumar said: (May 30, 2017) | |

Simple Thinking read the question and write your answer: Always consider 100%. 20% invalid, so i.e 80% valid. 55% votes recd by A = 55/100*80 = 44%. So B recd votes = 80%-44% = 36%, B's Votes on 100---------36. B's Votes on 7500---------36/100*7500 = 2700 Votes. |

Omswaroop said: (Jun 1, 2017) | |

Here 1st person already got 55% of "VALID VOTES". 20% of total votes are invalid. So only 80% are valid. Already 55% went. So 2nd person only gets 30% of remaining valid votes. (30/100) *6000 = 1800 votes. |

Jp... said: (Jun 8, 2017) | |

Here in this context 55% and 20% of valid and invalid votes is considered for one candidate. Then how could we consider for the total valid and invalid percents? Please explain. |

Ashutosh said: (Jun 17, 2017) | |

How can you say that there are 20% total invalid votes? According to me, 20% invalid votes are only for candidate A. Because it is not specified in the question. That these are total invalid votes or votes polled to the candidate no. 1. |

Thor said: (Jul 17, 2017) | |

An election is conducted between two candidates in a city. 50000 enrolled voters did not cast their votes and only 80% of cast votes were valid. If the winning candidate won by 12200 votes, the losing candidate got 18% of the total valid votes and 26% of the enrolled voters vote NOTA, then find the total number of enrolled voters? Can anyone answer this? |

Samarth Upalkar said: (Jul 22, 2017) | |

100X = 7500. X = 75. (100-20)X = 80X, 55% of 80X = 44X, (80-44)X = 36X, 36X = 36 * 75 = 2700. |

Allen H. Kaleem said: (Jul 25, 2017) | |

The total number of votes is 7500 is it including that 20% or excluding that, if so then we have 20% invalid than why are we 100-55, shouldn't we be doing 80-55 subtracting the invalid once? And if that's the thing the options are wrong. |

Phani said: (Sep 15, 2017) | |

Why can't we do like this? 55% to a 20% to invalid remaining 25% to b so 25% of 7500=? |

Ranganatha Kamati said: (Oct 1, 2017) | |

Total votes are 7500, 20% of total votes are invalid because of total valid votes 80% of the total votes. 100% valid votes =6000 votes. Therefore first person got 55% of valid votes remaining 45% of valid votes got by other candidates. Therefore 45% of valid votes =2700 valid votes. |

Ashish Patel said: (Dec 5, 2017) | |

I was also confused that it should be 25% for other candidates. Since 80% votes are valid. Now these 80% votes are taken as 100% because we are counting only valid votes, out of which first candidate got 55% votes and other got 45%. so, 45% of 6000 = 2700. |

Sikendra Sah said: (Jan 11, 2018) | |

Let 100% = 7500 10%= 750 20%= 1500 80%= 6000 Again let 100%= 6000 10%= 600, 10*4= 600*4 , 40%= 2400 5%= 300. Therefore 45%=2400+300= 2700 Ans. |

Gautam said: (Feb 22, 2018) | |

In an election between a and b 70% of the electors cast their votes and a won the election be 400 votes. If a had received 12.5% less votes than the election would have been a tie if none of the casted votes is declared valid then find the total number of listed votes. Please solve this. |

Kumar Rohit said: (Feb 26, 2018) | |

Anyone please solve this. In an election, 50000 voters didn't poll their votes. 20% of them who casted were declared invalid and 18% of the valid votes are received by the looser while 26% of the total listed votes are declared nota. If the winner defeated looser by 12100 votes. Then find the total no of votes listed in the voter list. |

Amiya said: (Mar 14, 2018) | |

1500 is the right answer because 6000 is 100%. So 25% of 6000is 1500. |

Preeti said: (May 18, 2018) | |

Why you all are considering 45% valid votes for other people, 100-20 % = 80% votes are valid, As 55% valid for one person, However, 45% is total votes (valid + invalid) other person got. |

Dhananjay Gore said: (Jul 13, 2018) | |

(7500 * 4/5)*9/20 = 2700. |

Anand said: (Aug 12, 2018) | |

Thanks for your answer @Preeti. |

Aiswarya said: (Aug 23, 2018) | |

Thanks for your answer @Mudi. |

Bhagi said: (Aug 25, 2018) | |

Please, anyone, give me the explanation of the answer to me. |

Sapna said: (Aug 31, 2018) | |

How could you take valid votes of other candidates as 45%? The total valid vote is 80%. So we have to take 80%-55%=25% for other candidates. |

Roopsingh said: (Aug 31, 2018) | |

How come this 6000? |

Ezekiel said: (Sep 25, 2018) | |

How it came 45% in other votes? |

Dipa said: (Jan 25, 2019) | |

How come 6000 here? |

Sujith Kumar said: (Mar 2, 2019) | |

How valid votes become 35%? It is 80-55=25%, right? |

Kartik Kakkar said: (Apr 25, 2019) | |

Two candidates fought an election. One got 65% of the votes and won at a margin of 3600 votes. The total number of votes polled is? Can anyone tell me the answer? Please. |

Anjana said: (May 19, 2019) | |

Valid votes + invalid votes= total votes. Given total votes =7500. Also given invalid votes= (20/100) 7500=1500. So invalid votes=1500. That means valid votes=total-invalid. 7500-1500=6000. Now given that one candidate got 55% of valid votes that means other candidate got 45% valid votes. i.e. (45/100) 6000=2700. |

Jigar Desai said: (Jun 24, 2019) | |

Thanks @Navin. |

Nishchay Chaurasiya said: (Jul 11, 2019) | |

The total votes= 7500. Invalid votes % = 20% of total votes i.e 20%of 7500=1500. So, total valid votes= 7500-1500 = 6000. Now, think about total valid votes only i.e 6000(which means it is 100% valid vote only). Out of 100%, one got 55% of the valid vote and other (100-55) = 45%. So, we get 45% of 6000= 2700 which is required answer. |

Angad said: (Jul 24, 2019) | |

55% Votes Are Valid.. And Remaining 45% is 3375. So, out of these 45%. 20% are Invalid so 20% of 3375 (i.e 45%) is 675 votes which are Invalid and Valid Votes are 3375-675 = 2700. |

Raj said: (Aug 7, 2019) | |

Total votes is 7500, invalid votes is 20%= 6000. 6000 * 55%=3300 valid votes and remaining votes are 6000-3300=2700. |

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