Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 13 - Voting and Apportionment - Chapter Summary, Review, and Test - Review Exercises: 31

Answer

Clinic A's standard quota is 5.49 Clinic B's standard quota is 7.83 Clinic C's standard quota is 12.21 Clinic D's standard quota is 14.47

Work Step by Step

We can find the total patient load. total load = 275 + 392 + 611 + 724 = 2002 We can find the standard divisor. $standard~divisor = \frac{total~load}{number~of~ doctors}$ $standard~divisor = \frac{2002}{40}$ $standard~divisor = 50.05$ The standard divisor is 50.05 We can find the standard quota for each clinic. Clinic A: $standard~quota = \frac{patient~load}{standard~divisor}$ $standard~quota = \frac{275}{50.05}$ $standard~quota = 5.49$ Clinic B: $standard~quota = \frac{patient~load}{standard~divisor}$ $standard~quota = \frac{392}{50.05}$ $standard~quota = 7.83$ Clinic C: $standard~quota = \frac{patient~load}{standard~divisor}$ $standard~quota = \frac{611}{50.05}$ $standard~quota = 12.21$ Clinic D: $standard~quota = \frac{patient~load}{standard~divisor}$ $standard~quota = \frac{724}{50.05}$ $standard~quota = 14.47$
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