Chapter 4 Sample Quiz with Answers
1. A mother is going to distribute 225 stickers to her four children., Alex, Beth, Carl and Dave,
based on how many minutes of reading they’ve completed over the past week.
See the table below.
a. Use Hamilton’s
Method
to apportion the 225 stickers. You will need to add columns.
What is your standard divisor?
Name
Minutes of
reading
Standard
quotas
Alex
871
Beth
1029
Carl
610
Dave
190
TOTAL
b. Use Jefferson’s
Method
to apportion the 225 stickers. Use the following table.
You will need to add column(s).
What is your modified divisor?
Name
Minutes of
reading
Modified
quotas
Alex
871
Beth
1029
Carl
610
Dave
190
TOTA
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Which method of apportionment would Alex prefer, Hamilton’s or Jefferson’s? Why?
Tell me your answer in class or email it to me!
2. Four friends (Joe, Tom, Sam, and Zach are lost on a tropical island. Luckily the friends find a
stash of 75 coconuts. The coconuts will be apportioned based on the weight of each person (i.e.
the heavier person is, the more he gets).
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 Spring '07
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 Math, Normal Distribution, Alex, Beth, Dave, standard divisor

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