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**TKHunny** It's a little tough to know what to say, since you posted in this generic category. Had you posted in Algebra, there would be a good answer. Had you posted in Differential Equations, there would be simpler answer. The nature of the question rather leans toward the differential equation formulation:

$\displaystyle \frac{dP}{dt}\;=\;r*P\left(1-\frac{P}{K}\right)$

The Initial Growth Rate is r = 0.15

The Carying Capacity is K = 100 (in millions)

You have only to substitute your given population values and calculate the actual growth at that level. Calculating the Growth Rate is a matter of dividing by the population again. At P = 80, I get 3%.