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: 32

Answer

Cabaret has the highest number of first-place votes, so Cabaret 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 musical. The number of first-place votes for Cabaret is 5 + 4 which is 9. The number of first-place votes for The Producers is 2. The number of first-place votes for Rent is 0. The number of first-place votes for Sweeney Todd is 5. The number of first-place votes for West Side Story is 3 + 3 which is 6. Cabaret has the highest number of first-place votes, so Cabaret is selected using the plurality method.
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