Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 13 - Voting and Apportionment - 13.4 Flaws of Apportionment Methods - Exercise Set 13.4: 16

Answer

The new-states paradox occurs when Group A loses an item as a result of new groups being added, even though the total number of apportioned items increases to account for the added groups.

Work Step by Step

The new-states paradox occurs when Group A loses an item as a result of new groups being added, even though the total number of apportioned items increases to account for the added groups. This situation seems unfair to Group A.
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