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If 7 people dies and it claimed 5% of a town's population how many people live in the town now?

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5% of the original population = 7

0.05p = 7

p = 7 / 0.05 = 140

 

The original population = 140 people. 7 people died. So the current population = 140 - 7 = 133

hectictar  May 1, 2017
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5% of the original population = 7

0.05p = 7

p = 7 / 0.05 = 140

 

The original population = 140 people. 7 people died. So the current population = 140 - 7 = 133

hectictar  May 1, 2017
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In this situation you could alsomultiply the 5% and the 7 by 20, since it would make up 100%. Then of course subtract 7

Mikeyy  May 2, 2017

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