SAT Math Multiple Choice Question 36: Answer and Explanation
6. A total of 140,000 votes were cast for two candidates, Skinner and Whitehouse. If Skinner won by a ratio of 4 to 3, how many votes were cast for Whitehouse?
- A. 30,000
- B. 40,000
- C. 60,000
- D. 80,000
Correct Answer: C
C Since this is a ratio question, let's draw a Ratio Box. We know the ratio for the votes for Skinner and Whitehouse, and the total number of votes cast. Fill in the total by adding the ratio (4 + 3 = 7), and then find the multiplier by seeing how many times 7 goes into 140,000 (140,000 ÷ 7 = 20,000).
The question wants to know how many votes Whitehouse received, which is 60,000, (C).