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Choose the best answer to the following question. Explain your reasoning with one or more complete sentences. Suppose that the 2020 census finds a U.S. population of 335 million. If the House were reapportioned based on this population, the standard divisor would be a. 335 million ÷435\div 435. b. 435÷335435 \div 335 million. c. still the 2010 value of 710,000.

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The standard divisor is the average of the people in the House and the total population. Since there are 435435 seats in the House, and the US population is 335335 milion, the standard divisor is:

435335 milion\dfrac{435}{335\text{ milion}}

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