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Question 14

Post by TECHNOTHLON on Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:24 am

Question 14 :
Tintin reaches Rastapopoulos’s island, but they are informed he has moved out, and the situation is pretty explosive there. Alonso, Bianca, and Coco are running for the post of the island head. On the ballot, each voter lists the three candidates in order of their preference. Counting only the first preferences results, dramatically, in a three-way tie. To break the deadlock, the second preferences are counted, but again there is a three-way tie. Alonso notes that, since the number of voters is odd, they can make two-way decisions without ties. He proposes that the voters first choose between Bianca and Coco, then the winner faces Alonso for the position. Bianca thinks it’s a good resolution, since they only want to identify the winner, not the runner-up. Coco disagrees and complains that this is giving Alonso an advantage. Who is right? Assuming the voters never change their preferences, what is Alonso’s chance of winning under his proposed voting system?
(a) Alonso (b) Coco (c) Both are wrong (d) None of these

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Re: Question 14

Post by ABC on Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:47 pm

Its most probably (b).. U can try this with an example which satisfies the condition..

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alonso

Post by xyz on Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:05 pm

For sure

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i am for sure alonso

Post by xyz on Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:06 pm

Alonso for sure

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Re: Question 14

Post by ABC on Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:41 pm

Hey xyz.. The ans shud be (b).. Coco is right.. The method proposed by Alonso gives him the advantage.. Nt the advantage, only he can win under this condition

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Re: Question 14

Post by Purva on Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:59 pm

answer is B

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Re: Question 14

Post by ABC on Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:05 pm

Yes the ans shud be (b) @purva

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Re: Question 14

Post by Poirot on Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:00 pm

Coco

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Re: Question 14

Post by Devansh on Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:57 am

Answer is coco

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Re: Question 14

Post by OO7 on Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:52 pm

Ans is (c) both are wrong bcoz both were wrong in some way DIY friends its long

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Q14 ans. Alonso

Post by Siddharth jain on Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:50 pm

Let the no. Of voters be 3n that is n voters per person
Now if no of voters is 9 then 4,4 are voters for bianca and coco respectively. Then the left over voter votes say bianca then voters supporting bianca =5.
In the second round.Since number of voters are same and voters cannot change their preferences.Hence the voters supporting bianca are now 5 and voters supporting Alonso =(9-5)
=4 Hence Alonso can never win.
So the correct answer is Alonso

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Q14 ans. Alonso

Post by Siddharth jain on Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:51 pm

Let the no. Of voters be 3n that is n voters per person
Now if no of voters is 9 then 4,4 are voters for bianca and coco respectively. Then the left over voter votes say bianca then voters supporting bianca =5.
In the second round.Since number of voters are same and voters cannot change their preferences.Hence the voters supporting bianca are now 5 and voters supporting Alonso =(9-5)
=4 Hence Alonso can never win.
So the correct answer is Alonso

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