The Problem of Apportionment in Politics


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You are trying to apportion seats for a governing board of a group of retirement homes. There are a total of 150 people living in the 3 retirement homes that create the group. If there are 10 seats on the board and Retirement Home 1 has a population of 60 people, how many seats on the board should they receive?

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1. What is the problem of apportionment?

2. What is an upper quota?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study assessments will help you to understand cons of apportionment in politics. You will answer questions on subjects including apportioning seats for a governing board and the problem of apportionment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These study tools will guide you to:

  • Identify an upper quota
  • Define the word seats with regard to the problem of apportionment
  • Understand standard divisor

Skills Practiced

Use these resources to practice the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on cons of apportionment in politics
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the term seats in relation to the problem of apportionment in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the problem of apportionment

Additional Learning

Learn about the cons of apportionment in politics with this lesson named The Problem of Apportionment in Politics. The lesson will cover the following study points:

  • Define apportionment
  • Identify state
  • Understand how populations are interpreted
  • Recognize the formula for seats by state
  • Explain standard quota