Posted by **kai** on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 10:32pm.

I would like to know if I am correct, so far.

The amount P of pollution varies directly with the population N of people. City A has population of 494,400 and produces 260,000 tons of pollutants. Find how many tons of pollution we should expect City B to produce if population is 344,000. Do not round until final answer. Round to nearest ton.

494,000/260,000=344,000/x

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**drwls**, Friday, December 16, 2011 at 11:31pm
That is the right equation. Do you need a calculator to solve it?

x = 181 tons

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**kai**, Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 11:38am
shouldn't the answer be 181,000 tons

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