Ch 4- Population paradox

Ch 4- Population paradox - Quick Recap The Alabama Paradox...

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Quick Recap The Alabama Paradox - the number of seats increases - no changes in populations or # of states - a state loses a seat after re-apportioning Now let’s look at an example of the Population Paradox . . .
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The Math Department at GetSmart University plans to offer 4 graduate courses during the fall semester. There are 25 class sections that will be scheduled. It has been decided to use Hamilton’s Method to apportion these sections among the four courses based on enrollment. Example – Part I
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Course Enrollment Math A 400 Math B 90 Math C 225 Math D 200 Total Populatio n Standard Quota Lowe r quota Decima l Rank # of Section s There are 25 sections to be filled. The Population Paradox Handout
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Course Enrollment Math A 400 Math B 90 Math C 225 Math D 200 Total Populatio n Standard Quota Lowe r quota Decima l Rank # of Section s There are 25 sections to be filled. 915 Since there are 915 students that will be scheduled among 25 sections: 915 students 25 sections = 36.6 students per section
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Ch 4- Population paradox - Quick Recap The Alabama Paradox...

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