Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 13 - Voting and Apportionment - 13.3 Apportionment Method - Exercise Set 13.3: 27

Answer

To find the standard divisor, we divide the total population by the number of items to be apportioned.

Work Step by Step

To find the standard divisor, we divide the total population by the number of items to be apportioned. The total population could refer to various things in different situations, such as the total population in different states, the total number of crimes in different precincts, or the total number of students enrolled in different subjects. The number of items to be apportioned could also refer to various things in different situations, such as the number of congressional seats, the number of nurses in a hospital, the number of police officers in different precincts, etc...
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