Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321867327
ISBN 13: 978-0-32186-732-2

Chapter 13 - Voting and Apportionment - 13.1 Voting Methods - Exercise Set 13.1: 6

Answer

(a) 115 students voted in the election. (b) 10 students voted in this order: T, E, R (c) 40 students selected technology as their first choice. (d) 80 students selected environmental issues as their second choice.

Work Step by Step

(a) The total number of votes is 70 + 30 + 10 + 5 which is 115. Therefore, 115 students voted in the election. (b) In the preference table, we can see that 10 students voted in this order: T, E, R (c) In the preference table, we can see that the number of students who selected technology as their first choice is 30 + 10 which is 40. (d) In the preference table, we can see that the number of students who selected environmental issues as their second choice is 70 + 10 which is 80.
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