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 Click here to see ALL problems on Permutations Question 617829: Hi- I would like to find out how to work a this problem. I have one similar to it but rather then just figure out the answer - I would like to know how to work it. Five pets are competing in a best pet contest. Nighty children vote and the pet with the most votes will win. What is the smallest number of votes that a pet could receive and still win the contest? Answer by stanbon(57323)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Five pets are competing in a best pet contest. Nighty children vote and the pet with the most votes will win. What is the smallest number of votes that a pet could receive and still win the contest? -------- Divide the ninety votes by 5 to get 18: Reduce the number of votes for each dog by one and give those votes to the winning dog. Thaen each has 17,17,17,17,17+5 = 22 Give back one vote each of 3 of the dog votes to get 18,18,18,17,19 =========================== 19 is the smallest number that can be an outright winner. ====== Cheers, Stan H.