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U.S. Representatives in the House of Representatives are currently apportioned according to which formula?



A. One Representative per 30,000 citizens
B. One Representative per 30,000 citizens, with slaves counting at 3/5 a person
C. The population of the U.S. at the last census, divided by 50
D. The population of the U.S. at the last census, divided by 435
Asked by Jessica, Last updated: Jul 16, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

The population of the u.s. at the last census, divided by 435-due to an ever-increasing population, congress voted in 1929 to cap the number of representatives to 435. thus, the population of the u.s. is divided by 435 to determine the number of people per each representative, and then apportioned accordingly. based on 2000 census data, the current population ratio per representative is 1 for every 646,000 citizens. if the original formula of one rep for every 30,000 citizens (as stated in article i, section ii) was followed, the number of representatives currently in the house would be over 10,200.
 

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