Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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

Chapter 13 - Voting and Apportionment - 13.4 Flaws of Apportionment Methods - Exercise Set 13.4: 14

Answer

The Alabama paradox occurs when the total number of apportioned items increases but the number of items given to one particular group decreases.

Work Step by Step

The Alabama paradox occurs when the total number of apportioned items increases but the number of items given to one particular group decreases. This situation seems unfair for the group which had the number of their apportioned items decrease.
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