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Richard N. Aufmann + 3 others

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305965584

Chapter 4, Problem 8T

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Budget Proposal A committee must vote on which of three budget proposals to adopt. Each member of the committee has ranked the proposals in order of preference. The results are shown below.

a. Using the plurality system of voting, which proposal should be adopted?

b. If proposal C is found to be invalid and is eliminated, which proposal wins using the plurality system?

c. Explain why the independence of irrelevant alternatives criterion has been violated.

d. Verify that proposal B wins all head-to-head comparisons.

e. Explain why the Condorcet criterion has been violated.

To determine

**(a)**

**To find::**

The proposal that should be adopted by using the plurality system of voting.

Below is the Plurality voting system:

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To determine

**(b)**

**To find::**

The proposal that wins using the plurality system when proposal

To determine

**(c)**

**To Explain::**

The reason why the independence of irrelevant alternatives criterion has been violated.

To determine

**(d)**

**To Explain::**

The need to express proposal

To determine

**(e)**

**To Explain::**

The need to express why the Condorcet criterion has been violated.

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