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Richard N. Aufmann + 3 others

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305965584

Chapter 4.2, Problem 23ES

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Campus Club A campus club has money left over in its budget and must spend it before the school year ends. The members arrive at five different possibilities, and each member ranks them in order of preference. The results are shown in the table below.

a. Using the plurality voting system, how should the club spend the money?

b. Use the plurality with elimination method to determine how the money should be spent.

c. Using the Borda count method of voting, how should the money be spent?

d. In your opinion, which of the previous three methods seems most approp riate in this situation? Why?

To determine

**(a)**

Using the plurality voting system, how should the club spend the money?

**Given Information:**

To determine

**(b)**

Use the plurality with elimination method to determine how the money should be spent.

To determine

**(c)**

Using the Borda count method or voting, how should the money be spent?

To determine

**(d)**

In your opinion, which of the previous three methods seems most appropriate in this situation? Why?

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