The day after the school election it was reported that Danny won the election for class president. For every three votes his opponent receiv

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The day after the school election it was reported that Danny won the election for class president. For every three votes his opponent received, Danny received 5 votes. Every student voted exactly once. If the students voted only for either Danny or his opponent and Danny’s opponent received 312 votes, how many students voted in the election?

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Nem 2 months 2021-08-01T04:55:39+00:00 2 Answers 4 views 0

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    2021-08-01T04:56:41+00:00

    Answer:

    I think the answer is 832 but I’m not sure as I’m not the best at math.

    Hope this helps anyhow! <33

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    2021-08-01T04:57:19+00:00

    Answer:

    832 votes were cast

    Step-by-step explanation:

     

    Danny received  =          5 of every 8 votes

    Opponent received  =     3 of every 8 votes

     

    Let V stand for the total number of votes cast.

     

    The opponent’s 3/8 of the votes was 312  so  (3/8) times V  = 312

     

    (3/8)(V)  =  312

     

    V  =  (312)/(3/8)              ( i.e., 312 divided by 3/8 )

     

    To divide by a fraction, you invert the divisor and multiply

     

    V  = (312) x (8/3)  =  2496/8  =  832 total votes  

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