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From 2006 to 2010, the population of a town declined to 22,000. The population is expected to continue to decline at a rate of 2.8% each year. What will the population be in 2040? Round to the nearest whole number

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michelleadlam

Population can be expressed as P = 22000(0.972)^t, when t = time since 2010. So, in 2040, t = 30. P(30) = 22000(0.972)^(30) P = 9384.49 Round down to 9384 people= that is the expected population in 2040. hope this helps :)

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