Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - 2-1 Solving One-Step Equations - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 85: 51


At the beginning of the 3 year period, the population was 589,125 people.

Work Step by Step

581,600+7525 The number you start with is 581,600. You need to add 7,525 to the population number since it says that the population decreased by 7,525 in 3 years. So, to get your answer, you add 7,525 to 581,600 in order to find the population before the decrease in population.
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