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Mathematics Problem Solving
Volume 6, Number 9, November 6, 2000

Voting Time


1. A candidate must win at least one more than half of all electoral votes to be elected President of the United States. The candidate must win at least 270 electoral votes. That means that altogether there are _______ electoral votes.


2. If a candidate wins Florida’s 25 electoral votes, he must have at least _______ electoral votes from the other states to win the election.


3. On January 6, 2001 the winner of the election will be officially determined by Congress. Just _______ weeks later, on January 20, 2001, the new president will be sworn in.


4. Is the following statement true or false?

“The November 7, 2000 presidential election is the first U.S. presidential election of this century.”

Hint: Read the definition of “century” in a dictionary.



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