Mathematics
custard
2016-04-22 05:05:12
(02.02) Maya and Sally were the two finalists in a singing competition. The person with the most votes from the audience was chosen as the winner. Sally received 25% of the total votes and lost by 62,500 votes. No person in the audience was allowed to vote more than once. The equation below represents this situation, where y is the total number of votes cast and x is the number of votes Maya received: x − 62,500 = 0.25y If a total of 125,000 people voted, how many votes did Maya receive? Do not enter comma for placeholder values.
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mquinterob
2016-04-22 05:54:31

x - 62,500 = 0.25y....when y = 125,000 x - 62500 = 0.25(125000) x - 62500 = 31250 x = 31250 + 62500 x = 93750 <== votes Maya received

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