# 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.

Dear Student,

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Let the candidate with the least vote be x
The sucesful candidate is the candidate with the highest ratio
Therefore,
5/7=x/20734
x=5*20734/7
x=5*2962