Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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

Chapter 13 - Voting and Apportionment - 13.1 Voting Methods - Exercise Set 13.1: 8

Answer

San Francisco has the highest number of first-place votes, so San Francisco 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 city. The number of first-place votes for New York is 8 + 6 which is 14 votes. The number of first-place votes for Chicago is 4 votes. The number of first-place votes for San Francisco is 16 votes. San Francisco has the highest number of first-place votes, so San Francisco is selected using the plurality method.
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