1. ## Borda Count Method

The Mathematics Department is holding an election for department
chair. Each member ranks the candidates from first to third. The
preference table below shows the results of the ballots with
candidates Clark (C), Jones (J), and Smith (S). I had to attach the table in Wordpad because the format when directly posted messed the table up.

Determine the winner using the Borda count method and if the winner

Smith; No
Jones; No
Smith; Yes
Jones; Yes

I think the answer is Smith; No I reworked the problem last night.

Here is the work I done to get the answer Smith;No.

Jones
(7x3)+(4x3)=33
10x2=20
8x1=8

Smith
10x3=30
(7x2)+(8x2)= 30
4x1=4

Clark
8x3=24
4x2=8
(7x1)+(10x1)=17

When I added up all the numbers above for a total.

Jones=61
Smith=64
Clark=49

Smith has the majority of votes, but from the chart he does not have
the majority of first place votes though. So I got the answer Smith;No.M

2. I agree, except that Clark won 49, not 47 points.

3. Originally Posted by emakarov
I agree, except that Clark won 49, not 47 points.

Thanks.