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  1. #1
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    help me with this geometric sequence

    it has been projected that the population of a certain city in the southwest will increase by 8% during each of the next 5 years. If the current population is 200,000, what is the expected population in 5 years of operation.
    Please help me solve this problem.
    thanks in advance
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    P(t) = 200,000(1.08)^t

    I believe that's correct

    Just plug in 5 into t and off you go
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