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?
First let's calculate what percentage of votes each party got. if D got 12% more than R, it means that if I subtract 12% of votes from D they both would have the same amount of votes so:
So 132000 votes is 44% and we need to know how much is 12%. One of the ways we can do this is dividing 132000 by 44 so we know what 1% is and then multiply that by 12. That gives us: