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The population of the town is 126800. It increases by 15% in the first year and decreases by 20% in the second year. What is the population of the town at the end of 2nd year?

Correct answer:

b =  116656

Step-by-step explanation:

a=126800  r1=100%+15%=1+10015=1.15 r2=100%20%=110020=0.8  r=r1 r2=1.15 0.8=2523=0.92  b=a r=126800 0.92=116656

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