Mathematics

Question

To override a presidential veto, at least
66 2/3% of the Senate must vote to override the veto. There are 100 senators in the Senate. What is the minimum number of votes needed to override a veto?

2 Answer

  • 67 people need to vote

    even though 2/3 is 66.66, it need to be rounded up to 67
  • To answer this question, you need to round to the nearest whole number, because you cannot have two thirds of a senator vote. ┬áSince two thirds rounds up to 1, your answer would be 66 + 1, which is 67. ┬áTherefore, the minimum number of votes to override a veto is 67 votes.
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