# In an election, the successful candidate registered 5,77,500 votes and his nearest rival secured 3,48,700 votes. By what margin did the successful candidate win the election?

**Solution:**

We will be using the concept of whole numbers and the subtraction of numbers to solve the given problem.

Number of votes secured by the successful candidate = 577500

Number of votes secured by the rival candidate = 348700

The margin by which the successful candidate won the election = 577500 – 348700 = 228800 votes

∴ Thus, the successful candidate won the elections by 228800 votes.

NCERT Solutions Class 6 Maths Chapter 1 Exercise 1.2 Question 3

## In an election, the successful candidate registered 5,77,500 votes and his nearest rival secured 3,48,700 votes. By what margin did the successful candidate win the election?

**Summary:**

The successful candidate won the election by a margin of = 577500 – 348700 = 228800 votes.