In 2006, the population of a country was 47.9 million people. From 2006 to 2050 the country's population is expected to decrease by 4.8%. Find the expected population of the county in 2050. Round to the nearest tenth of a million. (Show all work)

## Find the population

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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