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2006 Pop. = 47.9 million 
 
Expected decrease = 4.8% = .048
 
Expected population =  47.9 million (1- .048) = 45.60 million
Hi Again Craig;
There are two techniques to calculate this...
47.9 million
4.8%
x=expected population in 050
4.8%=0.048
x=(47,900,000)-[47,900,000(0.048)]
x=47,900,000-2299200
x=45,600,800
 
home=45.6 million
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or
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100%-4.8%=95.2%=0.952
x=(0.952)(47,900,000)
x=45,600,800
x=45.6 million