In 2010, the population of a city was 231,000. From 2010 to 2015, the population grew by 5%. From 2015 to 2020, it fell by 3%. To the nearest 100 people, what was the population in 2020?

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In 2010, the population of a city was 231,000. From 2010 to 2015, the population grew by 5%. From 2015 to 2020, it fell by 3%. To the nearest 100 people, what was the population in 2020?

PLEASE ANSWERR

Answer: 172000 ; Step-by-step explanation: Population growth from 2010 to 2015 if population increased by 8% = 1.08 x 168,000. = 181440.

Answer: 235,300

Solving steps

231,000 x 0.05 = 11,550

231,000 + 11550 = 242,550

242,550 is the population in 2015

242,550 x 0.03 = 7276.5

242,550 – 7276.5 = 235,274.5

Round to the nearest hundred

235,300.

ANSWER: 235,300 people in 2020