In an election several candidates contested for a constituency. In any constituency, the winning candidate was the one who polled the highest number of votes, the first runner up was the one who polled the second highest number of votes, the second runner up was the one who polled the third highest number of votes, and so on. There were no ties (in terms of number of votes polled by the candidates) in any of the constituencies in this election.
In an electoral system, a securitydepositis the sum of money that acandidate is required to pay to the election commission before he or she is permitted to contest. Only the defeated candidates (i.e., one who is not the winning candidate) who fail to secure more than one sixth of the valid votes polled in the constituency, lose their security deposits.
The following table provides some incomplete information about votes polled in four constituencies: A, B, C and D, in this election.
Constituency 

A 
B 
C 
D 

No. of candidates contesting 
10 
12 
5 
8 
Total No. of valid votes polled 
5,00,000 
3,25,000 
6,00,030 

No. of votes polled by the winning candidate 
2,75,000 
48,750 

No. of votes polled by the first runner up 
95,000 
37,500 

No. of votes polled by the second runner up 
30,000 

% of valid votes polled by the third runner up 
10% 
The following additional facts are known:
 The first runner up polled 10,000 more votes than the second runner up in constituency A.
 None of the candidates who contested in constituency C lost their security deposit. The difference in votes polled by any pair of candidates in this constituency was at least 10,000.
 The winning candidate in constituency D polled 5% of valid votes more than that of the first runner up. All the candidates who lost their security deposits while contesting for this constituency, put together, polled 35% of the valid votes.
Question 1:
What is the percentage of votes polled in total by all the candidates who lost their security deposits while contesting for constituency A?
Show AnswerQuestion 2:
How many candidates who contested in constituency B lost their security deposit?
Show AnswerQuestion 3:
What BEST can be concluded about the number of votes polled by the winning candidate in constituency C?
 1,40,006
 less than 2,00,010
 1,40,010
 between 1,40,005 and 1,40,010
Question 4:
What was the number of valid votes polled in constituency D?
 1,75,000
 1,50,000
 1,25,000
 62,500
Question 5:
The winning margin of a constituency is defined as the difference of votes polled by the winner and that of the first runner up. Which of the following CANNOT be the list of constituencies, in increasing order of winning margin?
 B, D, C, A
 D, B, C, A
 B, C, D, A
 D, C, B, A
Question 6:
For all the four constituencies taken together, what was the approximate number of votes polled by all the candidates who lost their security deposit expressed as a percentage of the total valid votes from these four constituencies?
 23.91%
 23.54%
 32.00%
 38.25%
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