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Richard N. Aufmann + 3 others

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305965584

Chapter 4.2, Problem 1ES

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What is the difference between a majority and a plurality? Is it possible to have one without the other?

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What is the difference between a majority and a plurality? Is it possible to have one without the other?

**Given Information:**

Majority and plurality

**Concept used:**

It is possible to have a plurality without a majority when there are more than two choices.

**Calculation:**

A majority means that a choice receives more than 50% of the votes.

A plurality means that the choice with the most votes wins...

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