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Answer & Explanation:Kindy assist in the following question related to methods of apportionment.
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Appointment Problem
You are a census officer in a newly democratic nation and you have been charged with using the census data
from the table below to determine how 100 congressional seats should be divided among the 10 states of the
union.
StatePopulation
1
15475
2
35644
3
98756
4
88346
5
369
6
85663
7
43427
8
84311
9
54730
10 25467
Being a fan of United States history, you are familiar with the many methods of apportionment applied to this
problem to achieve fair representation in the US House of Representatives. You decide that apportionment
(chapter 11, sections 1-4 in your textbook) is the best approach to solving this problem, but need to compare
several methods and then determine which is actually fair.
1. Using the Hamilton method of apportionment, determine the number of seats each
2. Using the numbers you just calculated from applying the Hamilton method,
determine the average constituency for each state. Explain your decision making
process for allocating the remaining seats.
3. Calculate the absolute and relative unfairness of this apportionment.
4. Explain how changes in state boundaries or populations could affect the balance of
representation in this congress. Provide an example using the results above.
5. How and why could an Alabama Paradox occur?
6. Explain how applying the Huntington-Hill apportionment method helps to avoid