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Richard N. Aufmann + 3 others

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305965584

Chapter 4, Problem 5T

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Consumer Preference One hundred consumers ranked three brands of bottled water in order of preference. The results are shown in the preference schedule below.

a. Using the plurality system of voting, which brand of bottled water is the preferred brand?

b. Does the winner have a majority?

c. Use the Borda count method of voting to determine the preferred brand of water.

To determine

**(a)**

Using the plurality system of voting, which brand of bottled water is the preferred brand?

**Given Information:**

Rankings | |||||

Arrowhead | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ |

Evian | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ |

Aquafina | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ |

Number of votes: | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ |

To determine

**(b)**

**To Explain:**

Does the winner have a majority?

To determine

**(c)**

**To Explain:**

Using the Borda count method of voting to determine the preferred brand?

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