# If sally has 3 out of 5 votes for first place and Jane has the other two but Carolyn has 4 votes for second place, would it go first place sally second place Jane or first place sally second place Carolyn?

## i don't know the answer and don't understand the question

Mar 8, 2018

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#### Explanation:

Sally has $\frac{3}{5}$ votes for 1st place

Jane has $\frac{2}{5}$ for 1st place

Carolyn has $\frac{4}{5}$ for 2nd place

The question says: "Carolyn has 4 votes for second place" probably meaning that there was a vote for who gets 1st place, who gets 2nd place... Jane and Sally were both voted into 1st place if we go along that line of thinking, and based on the numbers, i think it would be

1st place: Sally
2nd place: Jane
3rd place: Carolyn