Fractions Percentages Problem
Western Australia is 9% of Australias total pop of 17.5 million,
City Perth has 6% of Australias total pop of 17.5 million,
42% of Australias total pop of 17.5 million live in cities less than 1 mill/rural
And if Perth is the only city with over 1 mill in Western Australia,
What % percent of the Aussies who live in cities less than 1 mill/rural live in Western Australia??
The answer could be: 3 % ,7 % ,10 % ,14 % , or 28%)
Please let me know what the "right" way to do this is.
(Pop West Aust) - (Pop Perth) to get the amount of the people in W.A. who live in cities less than 1 mill/rural.
(9/100) * 17.5 mill - (6/100) * 17.5 mill = 3/100* 17.5 mill
Then, if we are looking for how many (%)of the Aussies who live in cities less than1 mill/rural (52% total) live in W.A.
would we take
D/C that is, (people in W.A who live in cities<1 mill/rural) divided by (Australias total pop of people in cities<1 mill/rural)
just take D/17.5 mill ? I think this latter would actually be the % of total Aussie population who live in WA (minus Perth), not the % of the Aussies who live in cities<1 mill/rural
So I get 7.1%
Tell me if I am wrong....
Clarification? trying to understand
I thought that the rest of the Aussies in West Austr. that remain when you subtract Perthians are the population living in cities< 1 mill/rural.
Originally Posted by ticbol
So the 3% would all be living in cities< 1 mill/rural
the question is what % of aussies living in cities< 1 mill/rural live in W.A.