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Which of the following will not affect the final result?
  1. Of the votes where “Rank 1” was West Indies 19 votes had India as “Rank 2”.
  2. Of the votes where “Rank 1” was England, 20 votes had India as “Rank 2”.
  3. Of the votes where “Rank 1” was England and “Rank 2” was West Indies. 24 had India as “Rank 3”.
  4. Of the votes where “Rank 1” was England and “Rank 2” was West Indies, 10 had Australia as “Rank 3”.


Solution

The correct option is D Of the votes where “Rank 1” was England and “Rank 2” was West Indies, 10 had Australia as “Rank 3”.
In options (a), (b) and (c), India’s final vote-count will increase by 2 to 176, thus making India the winner with 176 votes. In option (d), the votes with England as “First”, West Indies as “Second” and Australia as “Third Rank” decreases from 12 to 10. Then as a result. The number of votes with, England as “First Rank” and Australia as “Second Rank” will increase from 32 to 34. Thus, the overall vote point of C will remain unchanged at 176. Hence (d)

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