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Should Nader Voters Flip a Coin? (Math Chat)

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Author:Frank Morgan, MAA Online
Description: Answer to the Challenge: Suppose that in a certain U.S. state 12 million potential voters favor Bush, 10 million favor Gore, and 5 million favor Nader with Gore as second choice. The Nader supporters want to be sure than Gore wins, but they would like Nader to get lots of votes, too. If you could send one common short message of friendly advice to the Nader supporters, what would you tell them to do?

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Statistics

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