Real World: X Factor Voting

The most popular show in the country uses maths all the time. For one thing, there always a producer sat behind the camera with a stopwatch furiously calculating timings and telling Dermot how long he’s got left before the break. But the most important thing, the public vote, is entirely made of maths. To show that off ITV have released the voting results for every week of this series. Spot how they use percentages and imagine how they calculated those! Click Here to check the results out for yourself:

The interesting news flashes are: Matt Cardle won the public vote every week apart from the 1st week, when Mary won.
Some weeks Aiden, Katie, Rebecca, Mary and Cher came second, but One Direction never did!

(and then there’s also the results from 2009  and 2008 )

So if you want a career in this biz, you better get practicing on your percentages.


About bcarrmaths

The maths department at Balby Carr Community Sports and Science College, Doncaster.
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