posted by Alice Urgent
Square miles 66, 000 and 1, 000, 000 people.
Population density is a rate that is indicates how crowed and area is. A proportion is used to find population density, or number of persons per square mile.
Population/area = number of persons/1 square mile.
Which of the following best describes the approximate population density of Florida, or persons per square mile?
A) less than 250
B) between 250 and 300
C) about 300
D) more than 300
1000000 people/66000 mi^2 = 1000/66 people/mi^2
That's a lot less than any of the proposed densities, so (A)
assuming the cited figures actually apply to Florida...