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# Word Problem 2

Problem 2: At an election a candidate secures 40% of the votes but is defeated by the other candidate by a majority of 289 votes. Find the total number of votes recorded.

(word problems on job exam mathematics.)

Solution:

Let there be two candidates ‘A’ and ‘B’.

‘A’ gets 40% of total votes;

But ‘B’ defeated ‘A’ by 289 votes, so votes secured by ‘B’ should be equal to ‘A’s votes + 289

Now both ‘A’ and ‘B’ votes together should be equal to total recorded votes;

Problem: In an examination75% of the candidates passed in English and 65% in Mathematics, while 15% failed in both subjects. If 495 candidates passed in both subjects, find the total number of candidates who took the exam.

a. 8000            b. 850                   c. 800                d. 750

Solution:

Let there be   candidates,

Using formula

So,

Pass candidates = x-45 = 100-45=55% of ‘x’

But Pass candidates (as given) = 495

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