Answer & Explanation
Let the total number of votes polled in the election be 100k.
Number of valid votes = 100k - 20% (100k) = 80k
Let the number of votes polled in favour of K and L be a and b respectively.
a - b = 15% (100k) => a = b + 15k
=> a + b = b + 15k + b
Now, 2b + 15k = 80k and hence b = 32.5k
It is given that 100k = 8720
32.5k = 32.5k/100k x 8720 = 2834
The number of valid votes polled in favour of L is 2834.