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In a recent election, James received 0.5 percent of the 2,000 votes

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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

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In a recent election, James received 0.5 percent of the 2,000 votes  [#permalink]

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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

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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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In a recent election, James received 0.5 percent of the 2,000 votes  [#permalink]

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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

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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=1001-10=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 1001-10 = 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 dave13

0.5% 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)

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