1. ## Linear Algebra

A large pastoral company has decided to build a large processing plant in the town as a replacement for another outdated plant they run in another region. They predict that this will provide 500 permanent jobs, but these will be for existing employees at other company-owned plants who will have to relocate to the town. The factory is due for completion at the beginning of 2008. If all 500 workers arrive at the start of 2008:

i) to the nearest person, what will be the population of the town at the start of 2008?

ii) find to one decimal place, the percentage increase in the town's population when these workers arrive.

Like Joker37's previous question, I think I am supposed to use linear equations or linear recursion relationships to solve the above.

2. Originally Posted by Mr Smith
A large pastoral company has decided to build a large processing plant in the town as a replacement for another outdated plant they run in another region. They predict that this will provide 500 permanent jobs, but these will be for existing employees at other company-owned plants who will have to relocate to the town. The factory is due for completion at the beginning of 2008. If all 500 workers arrive at the start of 2008:

i) to the nearest person, what will be the population of the town at the start of 2008?

ii) find to one decimal place, the percentage increase in the town's population when these workers arrive.

Like Joker37's previous question, I think I am supposed to use linear equations or linear recursion relationships to solve the above.
1. Your questions cannot be answered without knowing the initial population of the town.

2. The title of your post (Linear algebra) has a very different meaning to the one you intend it to mean. Algebra of linear functions would be a less misleading title.

3. Joker37's previous question (I assume you mean http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...r-problem.html) does not involve linear growth. It involves exponential growth.