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Richard N. Aufmann + 3 others

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305965584

Chapter 4.1, Problem 9ES

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House of Representatives The U.S. House of Representatives currently has 435 members to represent the 308,745.538 citizens of the U.S. as determined by the 2010 census.

a. Calculate the standard divisor for the apportionment of these representatives and explain the meaning of this standard divisor in the context of this exercise.

b. According to the 2010 census. the population of Delaware was 897,934. Delaware currently has only one representative in the House of Representatives. Is Delaware currently overrepresented or underrepresented in the House of Representatives? Explain.

c. According to the 2010 census, the population of Vermont was 625.741. Vermont currently has only one representative in the House of Representatives. Is Vermont currently overrepresented or underrepresenled in the House of Representatives? Explain.

To determine

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