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Richard N. Aufmann + 3 others

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305965584

Chapter 4.2, Problem 17ES

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Class Election A senior high school class held an election for class president. Instead of just voting for one candidate, he students were asked to rank all four candidates in order of preference. The results are shown below.

** Using the Borda count method, which student should be class president?**

To determine

Using the Borda count method, wtiich student should be class president?

**Given Information:**

Rankings | ||||||

Raymond Lee | | | | | | |

Suzanne Brewer | | | | | | |

Elaine Garcia | | | | | | |

Michael Turley | | | | | | |

Number of votes | | | | | | |

**Concept used:**

Borda count method is used to choose single −winner election methods in which candidate ranks in order of preference.

**Calculation:**

Since

Each 1^{s}^{t} place vote receive ^{n}^{d} place vote receive ^{r}^{d} place vote receive ^{t}^{h} place vote receive

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