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# Find the population

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)

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Ian T. | Patient, highly qualified, effective tutor with that gets resultsPatient, highly qualified, effective tut...
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2006 Pop. = 47.9 million

Expected decrease = 4.8% = .048

Expected population =  47.9 million (1- .048) = 45.60 million
Vivian L. | Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook, essay composition, math; I LOVE TO TEACHMicrosoft Word/Excel/Outlook, essay comp...
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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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100%-4.8%=95.2%=0.952
x=(0.952)(47,900,000)
x=45,600,800
x=45.6 million