Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 13 - Voting and Apportionment - 13.1 Voting Methods - Exercise Set 13.1: 7

Answer

A musical has the highest number of first-place votes, so a musical is selected using the plurality method.

Work Step by Step

Using the plurality method, the candidate which has the most first-place votes is declared the winner of the election. We can find the number of first-place votes for each type of play. The number of first-place votes for a musical is 10 + 2 which is 12 votes. The number of first-place votes for a drama is 6 + 2 which is 8 votes. The number of first-place votes for a comedy is 6 + 4 which is 10 votes. A musical has the highest number of first-place votes, so a musical is selected using the plurality method.
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