U.S. House of Representatives Apportionment Assignment


Below is a link to a spreadsheet containing the apportionment populations from the U.S. Census Bureau for the 50 states based on the 2000 census data.  This information is used to allot the number of Representatives from each state (there are 435 Representatives).  Using the "Method of Equal Proportions" described below, find the number of Representatives for each of the 50 states.  All work must be calculated using a spreadsheet that you have designed

This project will be worth 25 points. This is DUE Wed, Oct 28 at the beginning of class..

"The method of equal proportions assigns seats similarly to the Jefferson and Webster method, except it rounds fractional remainders of the quotient of the state population divided by the ratio differently. With this method, an additional seat is assigned if the fraction exceeds the difference obtained by subtracting the integer part of the quotient from the geometric mean of this integer and the next consecutive integer. The size of the House of Representatives remained fixed at 435"

Note: This description is an excerpt from the U.S. Census Bureau website.  A full description and history of computing apportionments can be found at http://www.census.gov/population/www/censusdata/apportionment/history.html