# Ratios and Proportions Word Problems

Bear Population. To estimate the size of the bear population on the Keweenaw Peninsula, conservationists captured, tagged, and released 50 bears. One year later a random sample of 100 bears included only 2 tagged bears. What is the conservationist's estimate of the size of the bear population?

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Assume that the size of the bear population is x. Then we can set up the following equation.

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