# 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.

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

## Explanation:

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