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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.

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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

(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.

Explanation of Solution

Given Information:

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.

Concept used:

  Standard Divisor=Total PopulationNumber of representatives

Calculation:

Since, there is a total 435 members to represent the 308,745,538 citizens of the US standard divisor is calculated by total number of citizens divided by total number of members who represent citizens, formula for standard divisor is

  Standar

To determine

(b)

According to the 2010 census, the population of Delavare 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.

census, the population of Delaware was 897,934. Delaware currently has only one representative in the House of Representatives, Is Delaware currently overrepresenteci or underrepresented in the House of Representatives? Explain.

To determine

(c)

Is vermont currently overrepresented or underrepresented in the house of Representatives? Explain.

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