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# Did candidate x receive more than half of the 30,000 votes cast in the

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Did candidate x receive more than half of the 30,000 votes cast in the general election?

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Did candidate x receive more than half of the 30,000 votes cast in the general election?

Target question: Did candidate x receive more than half of the 30,000 votes cast in the general election?

The mistake to be made here is to assume that there are only 2 candidates. However, there is nothing in the wording of the question to suggest this.
In fact, if we examine the two statements, we see that only 25,000 votes are accounted for.

There are several scenarios that satisfy statement 1. Here are two:
In this case, Candidate x received MORE THAN half of the votes
In this case, Candidate x received LESS THAN half of the votes
Since we cannot answer the target question with certainty, statement 1 is NOT SUFFICIENT

A total of 30,000 votes were cast.
So, Candidate x DID NOT receive more than half of the votes
Since we can answer the target question with certainty, statement 2 is SUFFICIENT

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14 Feb 2017, 12:27
Did candidate x receive more than half of the 30,000 votes cast in the general election?

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