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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## In a mayoral election, Candidate X received 1/3 . . . tagged by: VJesus12 ##### This topic has 3 expert replies and 0 member replies ## In a mayoral election, Candidate X received 1/3 . . . In a mayoral election, Candidate X received 1/3 more votes than Candidate Y, and Candidate Y received 1/4 fewer votes than Candidate Z. If Candidate Z received 24,000 votes, how many votes did Candidate X receive? (A) 18,000 (B) 22,000 (C) 24,000 (D) 26,000 (E) 32,000 The OA is C . How can I get the answer here? Experts, may you help me here. Please. ### GMAT/MBA Expert Legendary Member Joined 14 Jan 2015 Posted: 2667 messages Followed by: 122 members Upvotes: 1153 GMAT Score: 770 VJesus12 wrote: In a mayoral election, Candidate X received 1/3 more votes than Candidate Y, and Candidate Y received 1/4 fewer votes than Candidate Z. If Candidate Z received 24,000 votes, how many votes did Candidate X receive? (A) 18,000 (B) 22,000 (C) 24,000 (D) 26,000 (E) 32,000 The OA is C . How can I get the answer here? Experts, may you help me here. Please. Candidate Z received 24,000 votes. If candidate Y received 1/4 fewer votes than Z, we know Y received (1/4)*24,000 = 6000 fewer votes, or 24,000 - 6000 = 18,000 votes. If X received 1/3 more votes than Y, then X received (1/3)* 18,000 = 6000 more votes than Y, or 18,000 + 6000 = 24,000 vote. The answer is C _________________ Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor Veritas Prep Reviews Save$100 off any live Veritas Prep GMAT Course

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VJesus12 wrote:

(A) 18,000
(B) 22,000
(C) 24,000
(D) 26,000
(E) 32,000

The OA is C .

How can I get the answer here? Experts, may you help me here. Please.
Fun little shortcut: Reducing a value by 1/4 is the equivalent of multiplying it by1 - 1/4, or 3/4.
Increasing a value by 1/3 is the equivalent of multiplying it by 1 + 1/3, or 4/3.
If we multiply some value by 3/4 * 4/3, then we're going to end up right back where we started.

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