Math in the Media

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Mathematical Digest


Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"A House Divided." Random Samples, edited by Constance Holden. Science, 2 March 2001, page 1699.

In 1832, Daniel Webster devised a mathematical formula for apporitioning seats in Congress. This brief piece discusses Webster's method and why it is fairer than what we have today.

--- Allyn Jackson