## a candidate receive 49% votes in an election and was defeated by 50 votes find out the total number of votes you may assume only two candida

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a candidate receive 49% votes in an election and was defeated by 50 votes find out the total number of votes you may assume only two candidate​

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6 days 2021-09-13T23:03:12+00:00 1 Answer 0 views 0

This isn’t really a voting question, it’s a maths question.

If we assume that everyone voted for one of the two candidates and no one wrote one in, then the total number of votes is six hundred.

To get to this you must find the difference between the two candidates share of the vote as a percentage.

100–62 = 38

62 – 38 = 24

Now we must work out how many votes one percent is. We do this by dividing the total number of votes in the margin of difference by the percentage of votes in the margin of difference.

144 / 24 = 6

Now we multiply this number by one hundred to get the total number of votes.

6 * 100 = 600

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