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# Profit population?

The population of a certain city is $44,800, and increase of 12% from the previous year. What was the population in the previous year?

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- Pi R SquaredLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Hi,

If x = population the previous year, then after a 12% increase, 1.12x = 44,800. This solves to x = 40,000, so the population the previous year was 40,000.

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