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Question:

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?

A 11,713
Explaination

If 85% of the town's 26,000 voters cast ballots the number of votes cast is: $image_000001.png$ The mayor got 53% of the votes cast which is: $image_000002.png$