A Strictly Come Dancing question

SIR – A really interesting exam question surrounding the recent Strictly Come Dancing TV programme. The problem: 1. There are three competitors. 2. Each one has the same number of phone lines for voting. 3. All lines are open to receive votes for the same

SIR - A really interesting exam question surrounding the recent Strictly Come Dancing TV programme.

The problem:

1. There are three competitors.

2. Each one has the same number of phone lines for voting.

3. All lines are open to receive votes for the same period of time.

4. Each vote takes the same time to be registered.

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5. All lines for all competitors are fully used during the voting period.

The Question:

Please demonstrate with calculations how one competitor can receive significantly more votes than another.

Interesting, yes??

Tony Haddy,

WGC.