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    word problem

    I need help with this word problem: The population of a city is 810000. If it is increasing by 4% per year, estimate the population in four years?
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    810,000 now

    104% at end of Year 1
    = 1.04 x 810,000 = 842,400

    104% of 842,400 at end of Year 2 = 876,096 etc.
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    Which is the same as 810000(1.04)^4
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