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: 32

Answer

Hamilton's method of apportionment is using the standard divisor to find the standard quota for each group. Then each group is initially assigned their lower quota. If there are surplus items to be apportioned, the surplus items are apportioned one by one to the groups which have the largest fractional part in the standard quota.

Work Step by Step

One method which can be used to solve the apportionment problem is Hamilton's method. Hamilton's method of apportionment is using the standard divisor to find the standard quota for each group. Then each group is initially assigned their lower quota. If there are surplus items to be apportioned, the surplus items are apportioned one by one to the groups which have the largest fractional part in the standard quota.
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