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In a village three people contested for the post of village Pradhan. Due to their own interest, all the voters voted and no one vote was invalid. The losing candidate got 30% votes. What could be the minimum absolute margin of votes by which the winning candidate led by the nearest rival, if each candidate got an integral percent of votes ?

A. 4

B. 2

C. 1

D. None of these

Answer: Option B

Solution(By Examveda Team)

Let total votes in village = 100
Losing candidate got votes = 30% of 100 = 30 votes
Winner's and nearer rival's votes
= 100 - $$\frac{13}{100}$$ × 100
= 70
∴ If both get equal votes then, it should be, 35
∴ Minimum difference between winner and nearer rival
= (36 - 34) = 2

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