You are a census officer in a newly democratic nation and you have been charged with using the census data from the table below to determine how 100 congressional seats should be divided among the 10 states of the union.
1 – 15475
2 – 35644
3 – 98756
4 – 88346
5 – 369
6 – 85663
7 – 43427
8 – 84311
9 – 54730
10 – 25467
Being a fan of United States history, you are familiar with the many methods of apportionment applied to this problem to achieve fair representation in the US House of Representatives. You decide that apportionment (chapter 11, sections 1-4 in your textbook) is the best approach to solving this problem, but need to compare several methods and then determine which is actually fair.
You may perform your own calculations or use either the Excel spreadsheet or the Excel 2013 Spreadsheet to assist you. You must show some calculations in your document to demonstrate that you know how to perform these tasks. Be sure to compile your work in a Word document and submit it to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.
Assignment 1 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsAssignment Components
Application of Hamilton and Huntington-Hill formulas to determine number of seats for each state.
Analysis of those results to determine state average constituency.
44Analysis of results from above to determine if Alabama paradox occurred.44Analysis of state boundaries and population effects on representational balance.48Evaluation of the apportionment methods.48Proposed solution to achieve fair representation.48Writing ComponentsOrganization—Introduction,Thesis,Transitions,Conclusion20Usage and Mechanics—Grammar, Spelling, Sentence structure32APA Elements—Attribution, Paraphrasing, Quotations8Style—Audience, Word Choice8Total:300
The calculations and wording is done. You need to format it using the attached template.
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