@article{Amorim_Robertson_2023, title={Using Probability to Reduce the Size of a Voting Body}, volume={6}, url={https://journals.calstate.edu/pump/article/view/3610}, DOI={10.46787/pump.v6i0.3610}, abstractNote={<p>Suppose a large group of people, such as a university faculty, traditionally makes decisions by meeting together and voting. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, large group meetings have become impractical. Having a relatively small subset of the group meet and take votes would be safer and easier to organize. The purpose of this research is to use probability theory to choose a size for this subset which guarantees that the subset has a high probability of voting the same way as the entire group. Our research involves the study of the hypergeometric probability distribution and leads to a computer algorithm for determining the subset size.</p>}, journal={The PUMP Journal of Undergraduate Research}, author={Amorim, Marina and Robertson, Robert L.}, year={2023}, month={Feb.}, pages={115–123} }