# In an election contested by two parties, Party D secured 12% of the total votes more than Party R. If party R got 132,000 votes, by how many votes did it lose the election?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 7, 2017

#### Answer:

**Party R lost election by** **votes**

#### Explanation:

**Given**: Party D won the election by 12%...

**Required**: How many votes did party R loose by?

**Solution**: Set up from what we know

1)

2)

Now substitute for D in 1)

Thus party R secured

but

Thus the total votes cast are:

D's votes were:

Thus party R lost by: