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In a recent election, James received 0.5 percent of the 2,000 votes cast. To win the election, a candidate needed to receive more than 50 percent of the vote. How many additional votes would James have needed to win the election? A. 901 B. 989 C. 990 D. 991 E. 1,001 Kudos for a correct solution.
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Bunuel wrote: In a recent election, James received 0.5 percent of the 2,000 votes cast. To win the election, a candidate needed to receive more than 50 percent of the vote. How many additional votes would James have needed to win the election?
A. 901 B. 989 C. 990 D. 991 E. 1,001
Kudos for a correct solution. James = (0.5/100)*2000 = 10 Votes to win = (50/100)*Total Votes +1 = (50/100)*2000 +1 = 1001 Remaining Voted needed to win election = 1001  10 = 991 Answer: option D
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More than 50% of the vote means \(\frac{50}{100} < \frac{x}{2000}\). Today: \(\frac{0.5}{100} = \frac{10}{2000}\). Thus, 10 votes total. To win: \(\frac{2000}{2}+1 = 1001\) votes Needed: \(1001  10\) votes \(= 991\) IMO D. GMATinsight, could you help double check?



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James has 0.5/100*2000= 10 votes. For him to win he will require more than 50% vote, which is 990+1 = 991 to win !



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Bunuel wrote: In a recent election, James received 0.5 percent of the 2,000 votes cast. To win the election, a candidate needed to receive more than 50 percent of the vote. How many additional votes would James have needed to win the election?
A. 901 B. 989 C. 990 D. 991 E. 1,001
Kudos for a correct solution. James has received 0.5% of 2000 votes=10 votes He needs to receive to win= More than 50%=More than 50% of 2000=More than 1000=1001 Additional votes reqd=100110=991 Answer D



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50%(2000) = 1000 > a candidate need at least 1001 votes to win the election. 0.5%(2000) = 10 > 1001  10 = 991, so 991 more votes are needed. Ans (D).
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Bunuel wrote: In a recent election, James received 0.5 percent of the 2,000 votes cast. To win the election, a candidate needed to receive more than 50 percent of the vote. How many additional votes would James have needed to win the election?
A. 901 B. 989 C. 990 D. 991 E. 1,001 Ans: D Solution: J received .5% of 2000= 10 votes. he needed greater than 50% of total, means minimum 1001 votes to win. so 100110 = 991 votes.
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Bunuel wrote: In a recent election, James received 0.5 percent of the 2,000 votes cast. To win the election, a candidate needed to receive more than 50 percent of the vote. How many additional votes would James have needed to win the election?
A. 901 B. 989 C. 990 D. 991 E. 1,001
Kudos for a correct solution. guys but 0.5 isn't it 50 % of 2000 it says clearly 0.5 of 2000 2000*0.5 = 1000



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dave13 wrote: Bunuel wrote: In a recent election, James received 0.5 percent of the 2,000 votes cast. To win the election, a candidate needed to receive more than 50 percent of the vote. How many additional votes would James have needed to win the election?
A. 901 B. 989 C. 990 D. 991 E. 1,001
Kudos for a correct solution. guys but 0.5 isn't it 50 % of 2000 it says clearly 0.5 of 2000 2000*0.5 = 1000 Hi dave130.5% is nothing but \(\frac{0.5}{100} = 0.005\) 0.005 of 2000 = 0.005 * 2000 = 10 So, James received 10 votes. It is also given that he needs to have over 50% or 1000 votes in order to win the election. The lowest margin of votes James needs for his win must be 1001. He would need \(991(1001  10)\) additional votes Hence, our answer is Option C(991)Hope this helps you!
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Bunuel wrote: In a recent election, James received 0.5 percent of the 2,000 votes cast. To win the election, a candidate needed to receive more than 50 percent of the vote. How many additional votes would James have needed to win the election?
A. 901 B. 989 C. 990 D. 991 E. 1,001
Kudos for a correct solution. Keyword: More than 50% votes i.e more than 1000 He got 10 votes He needs 991 more D
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Bunuel wrote: In a recent election, James received 0.5 percent of the 2,000 votes cast. To win the election, a candidate needed to receive more than 50 percent of the vote. How many additional votes would James have needed to win the election?
A. 901 B. 989 C. 990 D. 991 E. 1,001
Kudos for a correct solution. Note that to win the election, one must garner at least 1 more than half of the votes cast. Thus, the winner must get at least 2,000/2 + 1 = 1,001 votes. James initially received 0.5/100 x 2,000 = 10 votes. James needed 1,001  10 = 991 more votes to win. Answer: D
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