Posted by **Jamie** on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 11:27pm.

The CIA published data about foreign countries on its web page. In particular they show total population as well as population growth. If a student is looking at Russia, they will see that the total population of Russia is declining. When they look at the table that shows annual population growth all the rates are positive. Assume population grows and declines at a rate proportional to the population. What is the problem?