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The state of Oregon has a population of 20 people per square mile. A county in Oregon measures 25 miles by 30 miles. What is the expected population of the county?

 Nov 11, 2022
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If we just find the area of the county, then we'll know it's expected population.

 

Assuming it's a perfect rectangle, then the county will have an area of \(25*30=750\) square miles.

 

Because there is an expected population of 20 people per square mile, the expected population is \(750*20=\boxed{15000}\) people in the county

 Nov 11, 2022

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