If a mayor is elected with 85% of the votes cast and 53% of the town's 25,000 voters cast a vote, how many votes did the mayor receive?

11,263

Explanation

If 53% of the town's 25,000 voters cast ballots the number of votes cast is: \((53 / 100) \times 25,000=13,250\). The mayor got 85% of the votes cast which is: \((85 / 100) \times 13,250=11,263 \text { votes }\)

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