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please,answer this question.

Q. In a election the votes cost for two of the candidates were in the ratio 5 :7. If the successful candidate received 20734 votes, how many votes did his opponent receive.

$Letthevotesreceivedbythesuccessfulcandidatebe7x,andthatofhisopponentbe5x,respectively.\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}Then,accordingtoquestion,\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}7x=20734\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\Rightarrow x=\frac{20734}{7}=2962\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}Thus,votesreceivedbytheunsuccessfulcandidate=5x=5\times 2962=14810votes$

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