Example Question #1 : Number Sense
If candidate A receives vote for every votes that candidate B receives. At the end of the election candidate B has votes. How many votes did candidate A get?
In order to solve this problem we need to create a ratio with the given information. It says that for every vote cast for candidate A, candidate B got votes. We can write the following ratio.
Now substitute in the given numbers.
We know that candidate B received votes. Write a new ratio.
Now, use the original relationship to create a proportion and solve for the number of votes that candidate A received.
Cross multiply and solve for .
Divide both sides of the equation by .