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  • one year ago

an election involving 5 candidates and 30 voters is held and the results of the election are to be determined using the borda count method. The maximum number of points a candidate can receive is...?

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  1. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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    so if there are 30 voters then the maximum votes would be that amount

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Not with the borda count chart. Do u know what a borda count chart is? or a preference schedule? Its discrete mathematics

  3. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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    oh okay I just read into it

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ohkay

  5. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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    so it is a ranking system based on the distribution of votes based on what I read, there are different ways to have the maximum points n, n-1 or percentage based on ranking.

  6. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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    apparently this is not a one-system of counting this is an example of the simple borda count and it could get more complex based on different distributions http://www.ctl.ua.edu/math103/Voting/borda.htm

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    out of 5 total the 1st place candidates get *5 on the first place votes. so if 1st place had 7 votes youd multiply it by 5

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    yes that is right

  9. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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    https://www.math.ku.edu/~jmartin/courses/math105-F11/Lectures/chapter1-part2.pdf

  10. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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    so since there is only one group of 30 voters, you only multiply the winner (1st place) by the number of candidates and the number of voters.

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I get that but i just dont get the question being asked idk how to do it

  12. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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    30 voters are not stratified or grouped so we treat them as one group 5 candidates x 30 voters = maximum points that can be gained

  13. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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    we can probably investigate a lower number of voters and candidates to show you the concept

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so 150?

  15. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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  16. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1441944612691:dw|

  17. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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    where did you go?

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