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# Homework Help: URGENT MATH

Posted by Gabby on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 5:33pm.

The population of town A increases from 1,346 to 1,500. In the same period, the population of town B increases from 1,546 to 1,800.

a. Find the percent of increase in population for town A and for town B.
b. Which town had the greater percent of increase?
(3 points)

• URGENT MATH - Gabby, Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 5:38pm

wait ok nvm i figured out town A (heres my work)-
a)
increase in population = 1500 - 1346 = 154
percentage increase = 154/1346 (100%) = 11.44%

• URGENT MATH - Gabby, Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 5:39pm

I need help with b do you do the same thing?

• URGENT MATH - Ms. Sue, Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 5:44pm

Yes, do the same for Town B.

• URGENT MATH - Gabby, Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 5:50pm

ok here is my work for town B-
increase in population= 1,800-1,546 =254
percentage increase= 254/1,546 (100%)= 16.42%

then in conclusion I got my answer that town B has the greatest amount of increase ..... is this correct?

• URGENT MATH - Gabby, Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 5:58pm

cause if it is please tell me so i can turn it in. =)

• URGENT MATH - Ms. Sue, Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 5:58pm

Yay! You're right!

• URGENT MATH - Gabby, Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 5:59pm

YAY THX SO MUCH!!!!

P.S. YOUR WAY BETTER THAN MY TEACHER :-)

• URGENT MATH - Ms. Sue, Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 6:00pm

You're very welcome.

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