# Population Prediction

Sevilla & Somers text. Topic 6, exploration 8b

8. Consider the formula P = 67.38 ? (1.026)t. If we let P represent the population

of Mexico in year t where t is the number of years from 1980, confirm that

this formula gives the same population values as those given in the table in

Example 6.5.

b. What would the population in 1990 have been if growth had continued in

this same pattern?

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#### Solution Preview

Here it is given that,

P= 67.38*(1.026)^t

YEAR:1980 POPULATION IN MILLIONS:67.38; t=0 then P=67.38*(1.026)^0=67.38

YEAR:1981 POPULATION IN MILLIONS:69.13; t=1 then P=67.38*(1.026)^1=69.13

YEAR:1982 ...

#### Solution Summary

The solution contains the prediction of the population of Mexico using a Growth formula as a function of year.

$2.19