Kyle M. answered • 03/28/17

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Let's call the year 2000 population x, which then increased by 74% to 104,400 by the year 2010. Write this as an equation:

x + (x * 0.74) = 104,400

Now, solve for x:

1.74x = 104,400 [combine like terms - 1x + 0.74x = 1.74x]

x = 104,400/1.74 [divide each side by 1.74]

Check your work by simply starting with the year 2000 population & add 74%:

60,000 + (60,000 * 0.74) = 104,400 1.74 * 60,000 = 104,400If you find this equation to be true, then you are finished. Good luck!