A Mayor won an election with 53% of the popular vote. The town's population is 26,000 and 85% of the town's people voted. How many votes did the Mayor receive to win?

11,713

Explanation

If 85% of the town's 26,000 voters cast ballots the number of votes cast is:
\(\frac{85}{100} \times 26000=0.85 \times 26000=22100\)
The mayor got 53% of the votes cast which is:
\(53100 \times 22100=0.53 \times 22100=11713\)

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