Question & Answer

Three candidates contested in an election and received 1136, 7636, 11628 votes respectively. What percentage of total votes did the winning candidate get?

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Hint- In this particular type of question we need to add all the votes in the first step and then find the percentage of highest number of votes in the sum to get the desired answer.

Complete step-by-step answer:
Total number of votes counted = 1136 + 7636 + 11628 = 20400
The highest number of votes which the winning candidate got = 11628
Percentage is calculated by
  \dfrac{{{\text{number of votes the winner got}}}}{{{\text{total number of votes}}}} \times 100\\
   = \dfrac{{11628}}{{20400}} \times 100 \\
   = \dfrac{{11628}}{{204}} \\
   = 57\% \\

Note- Remember to recall the formula of finding the percentage of any number while solving these types of questions. Note that the winning candidate would be the candidate with the highest number of votes in the election which is the third one in this question.