17. The population of Springield was 3500 in 1940. Assuming the population is increasing at a rate of 3.2%, what will the population be in 2005?
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Originally Posted by rlarach 17. The population of Springield was 3500 in 1940. Assuming the population is increasing at a rate of 3.2%, what will the population be in 2005? Standard formula: where is the % population growth rate divided by 100 and is the initial population. For your question, (taking 1940 to be t = 0) and k = 3.2/100 = 0.032. Therefore P = ....... Now sub t = 65 and solve for P.
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