## Apportionment

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beccajung  on May 2, 2012

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# Apportionment

 Main Idea of Apportionment"If a state has 30% of the population, it should get 30% of the seats."
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Main Idea of Apportionment "If a state has 30% of the population, it should get 30% of the seats."
% of Population for a state The states population divided by the total pop (and then expressed as a percent)
Step 2 of Apportionment Now multiply the percent of the pop (put decimal back where it was before moved for percent) by the total # of seats to get each seats fair share.
Cannot give state a fraction of a seat
Another way to compute fair shares take the total pop and divide it by the # of seats. This is called the standard divisor and it tells us how many people each state represents.
So to finde the fair share for a state take the pop of that state and divide it by the standard divisor.

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