# Algebra (proportions)

To estimate the size of the bear population on the Keweenaw peninsula conservationists captured tagged and released 50 bears. One year later a random sample of 100 bears included only 2 tagged bears. What is the conservationist estimate of the size of the bear population?

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1. let the number of bears be x
50/x = 2/100
2x = 5000
x = 2500

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