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§ 111. “Members to be Chosen in each State.”

The quota being ascertained, it becomes a mere matter of arithmetic to determine the number of representatives to be chosen in each State. The quota, say fifty thousand, is divided among the population of the State as shown by the latest statistics of the Commonwealth. The result of the division is the number of representatives to be chosen in the State—subject, however, to the provision that each State shall have at least five representatives, and subject also to the provision as to fractions.

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