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Mr. Kramer, the losing candidate in a two-candidate election, received 942,568 votes, which was exactly 40 percent of all the votes cast. Approximately what percent of the remaining votes would he need to have received in order to have won at least 50 percent of all the votes cast?

a. 10%
b. 12%
c. 15%
d. 17%
e. 20% _________________

The number of votes recived is irrelevent in this questions

Question says Mr Kramer recived 40% of votes

100 votes Kramer gor 40 so other candidate got 60

To get 50% of votes Kramer needs 10 more votes

that would be 10/60= 1000/60= 16.66%

Very good to know. I worked out the entire problem and got 16.66% as well. This problem is not so much hard as it is time consuming as we are dealing with very large numbers. _________________

"Never let the fear of striking out get in your wayâ€

I know! It's so frustrating. If it were the real GMAT i would've wasted so much time on this question. Thought of that happening scares me... _________________

lol I lost 1 minute too thinking what the 10% of 9... is, until I realized that all we need to do is focus on %'s. That's why I love #100 so much.
Good stuff!