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anonymous

  • one year ago

Write out a voter preference schedule involving 19 voters and three candidates which shows that a candidate may have a majority of the first-place votes and NOT win a borda count election

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  1. anonymous
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    @LunyMoony

  2. LunyMoony
    • one year ago
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    I'm no politician haha

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @Luigi0210

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Its discrete mathematics. Its interesting and different than regular math

  5. LunyMoony
    • one year ago
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    I would have to know how one who has the most votes not necessarily wins, and what makes a win if not by majority of votes I believe

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    its confusing.

  7. LunyMoony
    • one year ago
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    Yeah, it is. It takes simple math, but adds politics to the mix. So I didn't, but I hope you know your American voting system.

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    yes and no lol

  9. LunyMoony
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    haha

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I hate that they make it voting for math class like it sounds and looks like a simple math problem but when u actually do it its like whatttt.

  11. campbell_st
    • one year ago
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    so it's simply a case of the candidate A gets 8 votes, candidate B gets 6 votes and candicate C gets 5 votes... then candidate C is eliminated and the votes for candidate C are distributed between A and B after looking at the 2nd preferences... so if 5 people voted 1 for candidate C if 4 or more of those 5 people voted for candidate B, then B wins the election if 4 voted B as 2nd preference the count is A = 9 and B = 10 if 4 voted B as 2nd preference the count is A = 8 and B = 11 hope it makes sense

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    But thats the twist is because 19 is the number of total voters, majority has to be 10 or more for one of the candidates :/ @campbell_st

  13. campbell_st
    • one year ago
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    no the question says a candidate has a majority of 1st preference votes.... not a majority of all votes.. so if candidate A gets 8 values and B 6 votes, then A has the majority of 1st preference votes.

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ohhhhh. Thank you so much!!!

  15. campbell_st
    • one year ago
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    but borda count looks at allocating points 1 point for a last place vote, 2 points for a 2nd place vote and 3 for a 1st place vote here is an explanation and example I just found http://www.ctl.ua.edu/math103/Voting/borda.htm

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