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The population of Circletown has been growing at an annual rate of 5% for the last 5 years. The population is now 3104 people. What was the population of Circletown 5 years ago?

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    3104 = p (1 + .05)^5

    log(3104) - 5 log(1.05) = log(p)

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    So what would be the answer?

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    p is the population 5 yrs ago

    you do know how to work a calculator, yes?

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