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To be elected president of a certain organization, a candidate needs

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To be elected president of a certain organization, a candidate needs the votes of at least 2/3 of its 1,331 members. What is the least number of votes the candidate needs to be elected?

(A) 443
(B) 444
(C) 887
(D) 888
(E) 889

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A candidate needs the votes of at least 2/3 of its 1,331 members

Number of votes the candidate receive is \(\geq \frac{2}{3} * 1331\)

=> votes \(\geq \frac{2662}{3}\)

=> votes \(\geq 887.33\)

Since the number of votes must be an integer

=> votes \(\geq 888\)

Hence option D
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