# A motion was passed by a vote of 5 : 3. what part of the votes cast was is favor of the motion? a) 3/5 b) 5/8 c) 3/8 d) 5/3

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Jun 4, 2016

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As motion was passed by a vote of $5 : 3$, if there were $5 x$ votes in favour and $3 x$ votes against out of total $5 x + 3 x = 8 x$ votes.

Hence, part of the votes cast in favor of the motion was $\frac{5 x}{8 x} = \frac{5}{8}$.

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