Q. how do I calculate the absolute and relative unfairness for apportionment when there are 10 states to allocate seats to



There are excellent resources available in the online library. One database I'd recommend is ProQuest Central. Start at the library homepage and click on the Find Articles button. On the page that comes up, you'll see this sentence "

Not sure where to start? Try ProQuest Central, a multidisciplinary database covering many research topics.

Click on the ProQuest Central link. You'll see a basic search bar. Enter your key word or key phrase such as "methods of apportionment" (use quotation marks when you enter a phrase). If you choose Advance Search you can build more precise searchs such as:

 "methods of apportionment"AND fairness

Click the Full Text box, and if needed click the Peer Reviewed box.

There appears to be a math component to this question and the solution may need to be learned from lessons in your math textbook. You may also search the ebrary database (go to Find Books). There you can enter the key phrase "Hamilton method of apportionment" and you'll find several books discussing the mathematics of the voting system.


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