## Algebra 1

In order to find the number of people per square mile, we divide the total number of people by the total area. Thus, we find: Bellingham: $74,547 ppl / 25.4 square miles \approx 2935$ ppl per square mile Bakersfield: $295536 ppl/113.1 square miles= 2613$ ppl per square mile. Thus, Bellingham had more people per square mile.