A Method to Determine a Winner

The Borda Method

How does it work?

The Borda Method gives a certain amount points awarded to each place. Whoever has the most points in the end wins.

EXAMPLE

We are trying to decide between blue, green, and red. The following votes were collected.


10 votes: B > R > G

7 votes: G > B > R

5 votes: R > B > G

4 votes: R > G > B


Now we will determine the points. 1st- will get 3, 2nd- will get 2, and 3rd- will get 1.

Blue wins the first one so it gets 3pts. You have to take 10 x 3 = 30. Why? Well you have to do the number of votes times the points awarded. Red get second so it gets 2pts. You take 10 x 2 = 20. Green gets third so it gets 1pt. You take 10 x 1 = 10. All you have to do now is complete the rest of them. Once you are done, you add all the numbers up for that color. Whoever has the highest wins. Blue had 58pts, Red had 54pts, and Green had 44pts. Since Blue had the highest number, it wins. BLUE is the WINNER!

By: Zach and Derrick