## Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

After we guess at a modified divisor $d$, we use this modified divisor to find the modified quota for each group. Then each group's modified quota is rounded down to the nearest whole number. If the sum of these whole numbers is equal to the number of apportioned items, then the modified divisor $d$ satisfies the method.
When we use Jefferson's method, we need to guess at a modified divisor $d$. Finding a modified divisor which satisfies the method may require some trial and error. After we guess at a modified divisor $d$, we use this modified divisor to find the modified quota for each group. Then each group's modified quota is rounded down to the nearest whole number. If the sum of these whole numbers is equal to the number of apportioned items, then the modified divisor $d$ satisfies the method.