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That is not correct. Please check the answer you will see that our answers are the right one.
it is wrong.
True, but there could be an even easier way...
I never said it was perfect... I only agreed that it is much easier to calculate...
It is easier to look at them as a special category of voters:
where n are the non-voters. There are then .
The non voters are not a candidate. They are represented by different values of r. For instance when there is one non voter the equation is
There are 5 groups, votes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th candidate and the non-voters...
3 spacers, because you are looking for solutions to
the three spacers make 4 separte groups. Each group is how many is in a variable.
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this corresponds to the solution 13 + 17 + 10 + 10 = 50
Actually, you must have 4 spacers...
Each member has 5 chiloices. There are 50 members, or 46 if you exclude the ones who are running for president. 5 votes per person, 46 persons, 5^46 possible vote counts...
5^50 = 88817841970012523233890533447265625