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Ch.5 Apportionment

5.1 Quota Methods
quota rule
assign the whole number just above or below the standard quota.
Hamilton's Method
1. Find the standard divisor.
2. determine each states standard quota. (round down to a whole number). Each state gets that number of seats with a minimum of 1 seat.
3. left over seats are assigned one at a time to states according to the fractional parts of the standard quotas.
alabama paradox
change in goods. (M)
population paradox
change in population
new state paradox
change in players
Does Hamilton's method always obey the quota rule?
Yes. However, there are 3 paradoxes that occur.