Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 13 - Voting and Apportionment - 13.4 Flaws of Apportionment Methods - Exercise Set 13.4 - Page 886: 19


The statement makes sense.

Work Step by Step

The statement makes sense. The population paradox occurs when Group A loses an item to Group B, even though Group A's population increased by a larger percentage than Group B's population. This situation seems unfair to Group A, but it can happen in practice. State A loses a seat to State B even though State A's population increased at a faster rate than State B's population. In this case, the population paradox occurs, which can happen in practice although it seems unfair to State A.
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