A town has a population of 17000 and grows at 4% every year. What will be the population after 12 years, to the nearest whole number?
Well you could do it one by one...
Write an equation.
17000 * (1.04)^12 = answer!
Why? since you have to multiply by that 12 times.
Yup put it in a calculator!
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