Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321867327
ISBN 13: 978-0-32186-732-2

Chapter 13 - Voting and Apportionment - 13.3 Apportionment Method - Exercise Set 13.3: 31

Answer

The apportionment problem is to determine a method for rounding standard quotas into whole numbers so that the sum of the numbers is the total number of allocated items.

Work Step by Step

The apportionment problem is to determine a method for rounding standard quotas into whole numbers so that the sum of the whole numbers is equal to the total number of allocated items. There are different methods which can be used to solve the apportionment problem, including Hamilton's method, Jefferson's method, Adams's method, and Webster's method.
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