- Huntington-Hill method
The

**Huntington-Hill method**of apportionment assigns seats by finding a modified divisor "D" such that each constinuency's quotient (population divided by "D"), when rounded bygeometric mean of the lower and upper quota, yields the correct number of seats. When envisioned as a proportionalvoting system , this is effectively ahighest averages method in which the divisors are given by $sqrt\{n(n+1)\}$.The

United States House of Representatives uses this method of apportionment to assign representative seats to each state.**Example**Although the U.S. House of Representatives currently uses the Equal Proportionment Method, Congress has not always used it. In fact, George Washington used the presidential veto power for the very first time in order to block apportionment legislation less favorable to his home state of

Virginia . Had Congress used the Equal Proportionment Method (with a divisor of 34,800) to apportion House seats according to state population following the1790 census, the House of Representatives would have been apportioned as follows (for an historically accurate House size of 105 seats):

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