Assignment 1: LASA 2: The Apportionment Problem


Assignment 1: LASA 2: The Parcel Problem

You are a census official in a newly radical race and you feel been teeming after a while using the census basis from the consultation under to particularize how 100 parliamentional seats should be disjoined unarranged the 10 declares of the connection.

State 

Population 

15475 

35644 

98756 

88346 

369 

85663 

43427 

84311 

54730 

10 

25467 

Being a fan of United States narrative, you are common after a while the frequent ways of parcel applied to this gist to finish serene fidelity in the US House of Representatives. You particularize that parcel (passage 11, sections 1-4 in your textbook) is the best appropinquation to solving this gist, but insufficiency to collate divers ways and then particularize which is in-effect serene. 

  1. Using the Hamilton way of parcel, particularize the enumerate of seats each declare should entertain. 
  2. Using the enumerates you lawful fitted from apportioning the Hamilton way, particularize the mediocre delegate for each declare. Explain your conclusion making way for allocating the cherishing seats. 
  3. Calculate the despotic and not-absolute roguery of this parcel.
  4. Explain how changes in declare boundaries or populations could interest the weigh of fidelity in this parliament. Provide an model using the results aloft. 
  5. How and why could an Alabama Paradox supervene? 
  6. Explain how apportioning the Huntington-Hill parcel way helps to abandon an Alabama Paradox.
  7. Based upon your experiment in solving this gist, do you feel parcel is the best way to finish serene fidelity? Be strong to prop your tally.
  8. Suggest another temporization that could be applied to finish serene fidelity either using parcel ways or a way of your choosing.

You may discharge your own calculations or use either the Excel spreadsheet or the Excel 2013 Spreadsheet to benefit you. You must semblance some calculations in your instrument to explain that you apprehend how to discharge these tasks. Be strong to constitute your effort in a Word instrument and acquiesce it to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox by Monday, August 28, 2017

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