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APPORTIONMENT Example: Suppose a country consists of five states (North, South, East, West and Central) and representation in the National Assembly should be in proportion to each state’s population. The latest census figures are: North 9279 South 7217 East 5155 West 3093 Central 2062 Total 26,806 If there are 26 seats in the Assembly, how should they be apportioned among the five states? Solution: Let’s start by dividing the total population by the number of seats: . 1031 26 26806 = This tells us how many citizens each member of the National Assembly represents and is called the standard divisor. Standard Divisor = seats of number total population total The number of seats each state is
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entitled to, called its quota , is the state’s population divided by the standard divisor . State’s quota = divisor dard s population s state tan ' North’s quota is 9 1031 9279 = South’s quota is 7 1031 7217 = East’s quota is 5 1031 5155 = West’s quota is 3 1031 3093 = Central’s quota is 2 1031 2062 = What do you think is atypical about the previous problem? Example: Suppose a later census is taken and the following population figures are revealed.
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North 9061 South 7179 East 5259 West 3319 Central 1182 Total 26,000 How should the 26 seats be apportioned among the 5
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