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Ponder This Challenge:

In an election, Charles came in last and Bob received 24.8% of the votes.
After counting two additional votes, he overtook Bob with 25.1% of the votes.
Assuming there were no ties and all the results are rounded to the nearest promille (one-tenth of a percent), how many votes did Alice get?


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Challenge: 12/02/2010 @ 10:30 AM EST
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