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?
Party R lost election by
Given: Party D won the election by 12%...
Required: How many votes did party R loose by?
Solution: Set up from what we know
Now substitute for D in 1)
Thus party R secured
Thus the total votes cast are:
D's votes were:
Thus party R lost by: