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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Answer is (b).

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

Hence, part of the votes cast in favor of the motion was #(5x)/(8x)=5/8#.

Hence answer is (b).

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