Mathematics
tengkuakhmadram
2015-11-05 18:40:27
In 2003, the population of an African country was about 8.8 million people, which is 2 million more than 4 times the population in 1950. Enter and solve an equation to find the approximate population p (in millions) in 1950. An equation is ______=______. The approximate population in 1950 was ________ million people.
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lindseyfm
2015-11-06 00:34:46

translate 8.8  million (8.8 million) people was (=) 2 milllion more than (2milion+) 4 times the population in 1950 (4x where x is population) so the equation could be 8.8mil=2mil+4x to solve minus 2mil both sides 6.8mil=4x divide both sides by 4 1.7mil=x an equation is 8.8million=2million+4x the aproximate popoulartion in 1950 was 1.7 milion

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