In an election, the successful candidate registered 577500 votes and his nearest rival secured 348700 votes by what margin did the successful candidate win the election?
To find the margin between two things, we can use subtraction between larger and smaller values.
Answer: The successful candidate won the election by a margin of 228800 votes.
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