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Elections and paradoxes

senato_300x200In spite of the title, this article is NOT about politics!
Given that we are approaching the electoral period and given the fact that the electoral law in Italy is often the subject of discussion, I thought it might be interesting to know some mathematical curiosity about the methods of sharing and representing the will of the people.
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The pigeonhole principle

[cml_media_alt id='219']Dieci piccioni in nove caselle[/cml_media_alt]The curious title of this page is the name of an important mathematical principle that is the argument of the following article.

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