Huntington-Hill Method of Apportionment in Politics


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What is an apportionment method?

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1. What is the Huntington-Hill Method of Apportionment?

2. How is the geometric mean calculated?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your understanding of how the United States Congress decides how many representatives each state should have. The quiz will also assess your expertise on concepts like geometric mean and standard quotas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Determine how the modified divisor is found
  • Understand how to find upper and lower quotas
  • Identify how geometric mean is calculated
  • Define Huntington-Hill Method of Apportionment
  • Identify apportionment method

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of apportionment
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as standard divisor and standard quota
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding modified divisor

Additional Learning

To learn more review the lesson called Huntington-Hill Method of Apportionment in Politics. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain why this calculation involves some trial and error
  • Explain the purpose of a modified divisor
  • Identify the necessary pieces of information to utilize the formula