# Easy Percentages Solved QuestionAptitude Discussion

 Q. 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:
 ✔ A. 2700 ✖ B. 2900 ✖ C. 3000 ✖ D. 3100

Solution:
Option(A) is correct

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

Valid votes polled by other candidate = 45% of 6000

$= \left(\dfrac{45}{100}\right)×6000$ = 2700.

## (2) Comment(s)

Siva
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Admin, I think you should change the value as said by #Naina

Naina
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total valid votes are 80% not 100%, then the other candidate must have valid votes of 25% not 45%.. it must be 25% of 6000 = 1500..