Posted by Terrance on Monday, September 3, 2007 at 6:22pm.
The Population of a town increased by 80% in 5 years. If the population is currently 18,000, find the population of this town 5 years agao. (Round to the nearest whole, if necessary).
please send formula of this equation

math  Ms. Sue, Monday, September 3, 2007 at 6:49pm
Let x = the original population of the town.
1.8x = 18,000

math  Shawn, Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at 11:10am
Let X be the population 5 years ago.
X*(1.8) = 18,000
X = 10,000
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