# The supreme court has given a 6 to 3 decisions upholding a lower court; the number of ways it can give a majority decision reversing the lower court is: Actually in this question, how to get the statement what does the statement "6 to 3 decisions upholding a lower court" mean and then what we have to find ?

Jenny Roberson 2022-11-21 Answered
The supreme court has given a 6 to 3 decisions upholding a lower court; the number of ways it can give a majority decision reversing the lower court is:
Actually in this question, how to get the statement what does the statement "6 to 3 decisions upholding a lower court" mean and then what we have to find ?
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klofnu7c2
Answered 2022-11-22 Author has 14 answers
The supreme court has 9 members. A "6 to 3" decision means that 6 judges voted with the lower court, and 3 voted against.
To reverse the order, a majority of judges must vote to reverse it. So either 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 judges must vote to reverse the decision. The question is, how many ways can this happen?
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Siena Erickson
Answered 2022-11-23 Author has 4 answers
The answer is a 2 power (but that's deceptively non-obvious from the sum).
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