Math 116 Spring 06
Assignment 1 due Thursday, March 30
You may delay #11 and #12 until assignment 2, if you wish.
Chapter 1, #1-16. (Be sure you understand all of sections 1.1 and 1.2 before attempting the first homework set.)
Notes on the exercises.
#9: Be sure to tally the last place votes for all four candidates. What is literally wrong with the way the tie-breaking criterion is worded? (Imagine a computer programmer taking the criterion literally!) How would you word a corrected version?
#10: Notice that the tie-breaking criterion is better worded in this exercise.
#11, 12: Would strategic voters (insincere ) always know ahead of time how to cast their ballots? Would it make any difference whether a straw poll were taken before the actual vote?
#13: You can always proceed by trial and error.