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? Do not enter comma for placeholder values.
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y is the total numbers of votes cast, this is 125000 people.
you fill this in and solve for x, which is the amount of votes Maya recieved
wait the equation is not correct.. the x is the number of votes her opponent got! this question is wrong ;)