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: 46

Answer

It is important to choose a voting system before an election takes place. Different voting systems can lead to different winners in an election.

Work Step by Step

It is important to choose a voting system before an election takes place. Different voting systems can lead to different winners in an election. For example, it is possible that candidate A is declared the winner when using the Borda count method, but candidate B is declared the winner when using the plurality method. To avoid controversy, it is important to choose a voting system before an election takes place.
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