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# Calculating Population Growth

Pick a country of your choice that is experiencing population growth.(I picked Mexico City,Mexico;18,131,000 in 2007, r is 1.7% expected to double in 40 years (0.69/0.017=40.6) pop. growth rate 1.142%(2008 est)(www.indexmundi.com/mexic/population-growth-rate.html)-I don't know what to do here...find the most recent population count of the country you have chosen and the population growth rate of that country. Use that growth rate to aproximate the population in the year 2012.Solve the problem using the method similar to that used to solve.
Show your detailed, worked out solution for full credit. write a paragraph about how you might use this information in a role as a politican, government administrator or business owner/operator. What will it mean to the country , it's economy, resources or the business? Be sure to reference all sources using APA style. Do not use any part of sample below in your post; do not use India, China, or the United States as your country. Type (1,014)^4 for (1.014) to the fourth power.
Sample: The population of India in 2005 was 1,080,264,388. The growth rate is 1.4%, Note that in this instance, the percent must be converted to its decimal equivalent before it can be used to make computations with the formula
In 2006 the approximate population is 1,095,388,089.
In 2007 the approximate population is 1,110,723,523.
In 2008 the approximate population is 1,126,273,652.
In 2012 the approximate population is 1,190,681,880.

#### Solution Preview

I went to the website you posted and found this data:

Population - 109,955,400 (July 2008 est.) (http://www.indexmundi.com/mexico/population.html)

and

Growth Rate - 1.142% (2008 est.) ...

#### Solution Summary

This post details how to calculate population growth using a given growth rate and an exponential function.

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