Hey need help to understand the question this is a numeric value answer question, how do we approach this?

In an election, a candidate currently has three support votes and three oppose votes. The rules of the election stipulate that a candidate must get at least 75% of the total number of votes to win the election. If two more oppose votes are tallied, at least how many more support votes must the candidate receive to be elected?

3 in Support and 3 in Opposition —> 50% votes in each case

Now, support = 3 , but Opposition = 5 . Support = 3/8 or 37.5%

Need to add people so support vote increase from 37.5% to 75%

I think you can solve from here.

Answer : add 12 more people to support so fraction becomes 15 /20 or 75 %

how did you figure out the 12 no. of people part?

3+x/8+x = 3/4

Numerator: Number of Support Candidates

Denominator : Total Number of Candidates

3/4 on R.H.S is 75%

Solve for x.

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