Aptitude 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**.

**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..