amacorrit80

2022-07-25

According to the report “Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010” from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. population increased by 27.3 million people from 2000 to 2010. This was a 9.7% increase. According to these figures, what was the U.S. population in the years 2000 and 2010?Round to the nearest million.
year 2000 ? million people
year 2010 ? million people

Kitamiliseakekw

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Step 1
Let x be the population in 2000 in millions from the given data, 9.7% of $x=27.3$ million
$⇒\frac{9.7}{100}×x=27.3$
$⇒x=\frac{273×100}{9.7}$
$⇒x=281.4$
Step 2
Population in $2000=281.4$ million
population in 2010 $=281.4+27.3$
$=308.7$ million.

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