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Math 103, Section 11   Practice problems with solutions     1. Consider the following preference schedule: Number of  voters 8 19 2 15 27 1 st  choice A D D B C 2 nd  choice B A B D A 3 rd  choice D B A A D 4 th  choice C C C C B a. How many people voted in this election? b. Is there a majority winner?  Explain. b. Which candidate wins using the plurality method? Why? c. Which candidate wins using the Borda count method?   d. Is there a Condorcet candidate?  Explain. e. Does this election, under the plurality method, violate the Condorcet criterion?  Explain. f. With 4 candidates, how many different preference ballots are there? g. With 5 candidates, how many Borda points are given out by 1 ballot? You don’t need to list them. Just give a number as your answer. 2.True or false. Write True or False in each front of each part. ______a. A majority candidate is a plurality candidate.
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course MATH 103 taught by Professor Berkowitz during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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