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Ryan_m_b

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## Main Question or Discussion Point

This is born out of musings around coalition governments that arise from the party with the most votes not achieving ≥50% of the votes (as opposed to emergency coalitions).

Taking the figures below how would one go about determining all the possible combinations of parties who combined have >50% of the votes without sitting down and working them out one by one?

Kid gloves please I haven't studied maths for the better part of a decade...

Parties / Percentage of votes

Pink / 21

Orange / 19

Brown / 16

Blue / 10

Green / 10

Tan / 8

Red / 5

Black / 4

Purple / 4

White / 3

Taking the figures below how would one go about determining all the possible combinations of parties who combined have >50% of the votes without sitting down and working them out one by one?

Kid gloves please I haven't studied maths for the better part of a decade...

Parties / Percentage of votes

Pink / 21

Orange / 19

Brown / 16

Blue / 10

Green / 10

Tan / 8

Red / 5

Black / 4

Purple / 4

White / 3