## anonymous 3 years ago The current population of Charles Town is 53,500. What will the population be in seven years if it is declining 3% per year? A. 10272 B. 43227 C. 52387 D. 66215

1. andriod09

i foundes you again. :P

2. anonymous

Hahaha oh my! So...the easy way out or the hard way?

3. andriod09

depends, do you want to take the easy way or the hard way? :P

4. anonymous

easy! i have like 5 questions left and wanna finish this asap lol

5. andriod09

lol. so tell me then. how do you start? (note, my easyway doesn't involve me giving yuo answers.)

6. anonymous

i just dont know how to do the equation..

7. anonymous

& you should give me the answer bc its not even for me :)

8. anonymous

lol

9. andriod09

the equation is simple. it would be $population\div.03$

10. anonymous

hmmm

11. anonymous

actually i think i would be $53500\times (.97)^7$

12. anonymous

nope i lied i dont

13. anonymous

to decrease a number by 3% means you have $$97\%=.97$$ of it left to decrease by $$3\%$$ 7 times, multiply it by $$(.97)^7$$

14. andriod09

@satellite73 where'd you get the .97?

15. anonymous

okay @satellite73 is write

16. andriod09

ohh. okay. i see what you mean. sorry i was wrong @brittanyburton