Posted by **jazz** on Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 8:01pm.

In 1805, the population of a small town was 2120. By 1905, the population increased to 115% of the 1895 figure.

a) what was the population in 1905?

b) find the increas in population from 1895 to 1905.

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 8:09pm
What was the population in 1895?

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**jazz**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 8:12pm
2120, right? r u asking me that or r u wondering?? :S

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 8:13pm
You gave the population in 1805. But the problem wants you to compare the 1905 population with the 1895 figure.

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**jazz**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 8:17pm
ooo sorry. so would you do 2120 x 1.15? because you are figuring out 115% of 2120?

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 8:19pm
Yes. That's correct.

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**jazz**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 8:20pm
and then find the answer and subtract it from 2120?

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**jazz**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 8:21pm
wait... 2438 - 2120?

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 8:25pm
Yes. The population in 1905 was 2438.

2438 - 2120 = 318.

The population increased by 318 people between 1895 and 1905.

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**jazz**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 8:26pm
ok thanks!

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