## Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

Let's use a modified divisor of $d = 48$ to find the modified quota for each clinic. Clinic A: $modified~quota = \frac{patient~load}{modified~divisor}$ $modified~quota = \frac{275}{48}$ $modified~quota = 5.73$ Clinic B: $modified~quota = \frac{patient~load}{modified~divisor}$ $modified~quota = \frac{392}{48}$ $modified~quota = 8.17$ Clinic C: $modified~quota = \frac{patient~load}{modified~divisor}$ $modified~quota = \frac{611}{48}$ $modified~quota = 12.73$ Clinic D: $modified~quota = \frac{patient~load}{modified~divisor}$ $modified~quota = \frac{724}{48}$ $modified~quota = 15.08$ Using Jefferson's method, the modified quota is rounded down to the nearest whole number. Each clinic is apportioned the following number of doctors: Clinic A is apportioned 5 doctors. Clinic B is apportioned 8 doctors. Clinic C is apportioned 12 doctors. Clinic D is apportioned 15 doctors. Note that the total number of doctors apportioned is 40, so using a modified divisor of 48 is acceptable.