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Richard N. Aufmann + 3 others

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305965584

Chapter 4.2, Problem 12ES

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Catering A 15-person committee is having lunch catered for a meeting. Three caterers, each specializing in a different cuisine, are available. In order to choose a caterer for the group, each member is asked to rank the cuisine options in order of preference. The results are given in the preference schedule below.

Rankings

Using plurality voting, which caterer should be chosen?

To determine

Which caterer should be choosen?

**Given Information:**

Ranking | ||||||

Italian | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | |

Mexican | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | |

Japanese | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | |

Number of votes | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ | â€ƒâ€ƒ |

**Concept used:**

Calculate first and second place preference

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