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The federal Green Party recently elected a new leader: Bernie May. A party official said 23,877 Green voters cast a ballot in this race. If the voters were partitioned into 12 regions based on population, give a proof by contradiction that at least one region had at least 1990 voters.

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Let us prove by contradiction. Suppose that in each region the number of voters is less than 1990. Therefore, in all 12 regions we get at most 12\cdot 1989=23,868 voters. Since 23,868<23,877 we have a contradiction. This contradiction proves that at least one region had at least 1990 voters.

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