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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? Do not enter comma for placeholder values.

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Whoever answers it gets medal

  2. Zale101
    • one year ago
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    Label x and y. What would be the representation of x and y?

  3. anonymous
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    y=125000 x=93750

  4. anonymous
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    I think

  5. Zale101
    • one year ago
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    Correct. Y is the total number of votes cast and x is the number of votes

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    So what would the answer be?

  7. Zale101
    • one year ago
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    y is already been given to you. x − 62,500 = 0.25y y=125,000 plug in for y and solve for x

  8. anonymous
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    Alright

  9. Zale101
    • one year ago
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    Your question wants you to find how many votes did Maya receive which is x, that's why you'll solve for x.

  10. anonymous
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    k got it

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Umm

  12. Zale101
    • one year ago
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    Is everything okay?

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Is it 93750?

  14. Zale101
    • one year ago
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    Yes :)

  15. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ty :D

  16. Zale101
    • one year ago
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    Np! ^_^

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