# SOLUTION: in an election 25% voters.a candidate secured 40% of the votes polled and was defeated by 900 votes. find total number of voters.

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 Question 449975: in an election 25% voters.a candidate secured 40% of the votes polled and was defeated by 900 votes. find total number of voters.Answer by rwm(914)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! l=w-900 v=w+l .25t=v l=.4v l=1800 t=18000 v=4500 w=2700. There were 18000 total eligible voters but only 4500 actually voted. The winner received 2700 and the loser received 1800