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.

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

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

math  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.

math  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?

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

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

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

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