## Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

We can find the total patient load. total load = 119 + 165 + 216 = 500 We can find the standard divisor. $standard~divisor = \frac{total~load}{number~of~ doctors}$ $standard~divisor = \frac{500}{10}$ $standard~divisor = 50$ The standard divisor is 50. After we find the standard quota for each clinic, we can find each clinic's lower quota and upper quota. The lower quota is the standard quota rounded down to the nearest whole number. The upper quota is the standard quota rounded up to the nearest whole number. Clinic A: $standard~quota = \frac{patient~load}{standard~divisor}$ $standard~quota = \frac{119}{50}$ $standard~quota = 2.38$ lower quota = 2 upper quota = 3 Clinic B: $standard~quota = \frac{patient~load}{standard~divisor}$ $standard~quota = \frac{165}{50}$ $standard~quota = 3.30$ lower quota = 3 upper quota = 4 Clinic C: $standard~quota = \frac{patient~load}{standard~divisor}$ $standard~quota = \frac{216}{50}$ $standard~quota = 4.32$ lower quota = 4 upper quota = 5