posted by Michael on .
In a mayor's race of three candidates, Isaac received 4,000 votes, Benoit received 6000 votes and Rene received 1/3 of the votes. What was the total number of votes cast in the election?
Can anyone explain this. It seems like info is missing!
There are only three candidates.
Isaac 4000 votes
Benoit 6000 votes
Rene 1/3 of all the votes.
Therefore Isaac and Benoit together got (1-1/3)=2/3 of all the votes.
Total number of votes =(4000+6000)/(2/3)