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What do you want to represent, and what do you want to study?

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If I specify the speed and the distance, you can set up an equation that finds the time.

If I specify the step size and the distance, you can set up an equation that finds the number of steps.

... and so on, but all those things are much more specific questions.

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time (every round of elections is an occurrency of time)

number of votes per candidate

candidates

In the first round there can be n candidates. In the second round only 2 candidates

I woulk also like to express the equation in a way that there could be n rounds of elections (even though this is not realistic since normally there are no more than 2 rounds)

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An equation should establish some relation between variables.

time (every round of elections is an occurrency of time)

number of votes per candidate

candidates

In the first round there can be n candidates. In the second round only 2 candidates

I woulk also like to express the equation in a way that there could be n rounds of elections (even though this is not realistic since normally there are no more than 2 rounds)

Here all you have is a n*r matrix, where n is the number of candidates and r the number of rounds.

What do you want to achieve with this matrix?

One interesting application could be to try to predict the result of the second round based on the result of the first round. Polling organizations surely have complex databases with detailed results of previous elections that allow them to do that (more or less accurately, of course).

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You see? That is a specific relation, that has a formula. It is an overcomplicated way of saying "candidate i needs more than N/2 votes".

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Now, how would you express the same idea but with iteration. So "candidate i needs more than N/2 votes at first round or time t1 and also more than N/2 votes at second round or time t2 in order to become president"

All in one formula

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The general approach: define a function X(v) which does exactly what you described, then the formula is simply s

There is a logical error in your description, the candidate doesn't need more than N/2 votes in the first round (if he gets that, there is no second round).

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