Posted by Megan on .
The following data show the number of
Chinese citizens who immigrated to the U.S.
Use the data to predict how many Chinese
immigrated to the U.S. during the 1990.
Decade No. of Chinese Immigrants
1950s 10,000
1960s 35,000
1970s 124,000
1980s 389,000

Math 
Ms. Sue,
50s to 60s  25,000 increase
25,000/10,000 = 2.5 = 250%
60s to 70s  89,000 increase
89,000/35,000 = 2.5428 = 254%
I'm sure you can finish the problem the same way. 
Math 
Jacob,
so than...
70's to 80's  265000 increase
265000/124000=2.137= 213.7%
Right? 
Math 
Jacob,
just wondering...

Math 
Ms. Sue,
Right.
How many Chinese do you think immigrated in the 90s? 
Math 
Jacob,
i'm guessing to Megan that it is 717.7%???

Math 
Ms. Sue,
Why would the percentage be two or three times greater than in the earlier decades?
Besides, you need to estimate the number of immigrants, not the percentage of increase. 
Math 
Jacob,
the percent i think is because in the early days the price wasn't that high or expensive as today.
my bad, heres my other, i think, ummm....
to start 10000
so if you add 10000 to 25000= 35000
then, 35000+89000=124000
nest, 124000+265000=389000
i'm guessing the total will be 540000??? 
Math 
Ms. Sue,
Your problem has nothing to do with price. Your answer makes absolutely no sense.

Math 
Jacob,
man than i must such at math than...oh well sorry megan .