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Maya and Sally were the two finalists in a singing competition. The person with the most votes from the audience was chosen as the winner. Sally received 25% of the total votes and lost by 62,500 votes. No person in the audience was allowed to vote more than once. The equation below represents this situation, where y is the total number of votes cast and x is the number of votes Maya received.
x  62,500 = 0.25y
If a total of 125,000 people voted, how many votes did Maya receive?
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Maya and Sally were the two finalists in a singing competition. The person with the most votes from the audience was chosen as the winner. Sally received 25% of the total votes and lost by 62,500 votes. No person in the audience was allowed to vote more than once. The equation below represents this situation, where y is the total number of votes cast and x is the number of votes Maya received. x  62,500 = 0.25y If a total of 125,000 people voted, how many votes did Maya receive? Numerical Answers Expected!
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x  62,500 = 0.25y; If a total of 125,000 people voted, how many votes did Maya receive? x = Maya, y = total, = 125,000 x  62500 = 0.25(125,000) = 31,250 x  62500 = 31,250 x = 62500 + 31250 = 93,750 votes for Maya
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