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# Growth and decay watch

1. A census predicts that the population of a city will decrease by 2% each year.
At the end of 2014, the population of the city is 260000.
Estimate the population of the city at the end of 2020. Give your answer to the nearest 100 people.
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A census predicts that the population of a city will decrease by 2% each year.
At the end of 2014, the population of the city is 260000.
Estimate the population of the city at the end of 2020. Give your answer to the nearest 100 people.
So how do we find 2015? What % of 2014 will it be?

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