anonymous
  • anonymous
The population of a small town is 23,781 and has been continuously declining at a rate of 3.2% each year. What is the approximate population of the town in 17 years?
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  • katieb
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tkhunny
  • tkhunny
Exactly the same as the last one. If it has said INCREASING 3.2% each year, we would multiply by (1 + 0.032) Since it is declining 3.2% each year, what might we multiply by to model that behavior?
anonymous
  • anonymous
hmmm (1 - 0.032)?
tkhunny
  • tkhunny
Perfect. Let's see what you get.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
alright give me a min
anonymous
  • anonymous
I got 13,681
anonymous
  • anonymous
by using 23781(1 - 0.032)^17
anonymous
  • anonymous
correct?
tkhunny
  • tkhunny
I'm not sure. I didn't work the problem. Are you confident?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I'm pretty sure its the right answer any who thanks for your help :^)
tkhunny
  • tkhunny
You have it, by the way. Good work. (Now, i worked the problem)

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