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**Hannibal lecter****Member**- Registered: 2016-02-11
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Hi, this is a part of population grew

2003 12.853

2004 13.290

13.290/12.853 = 1.034

the population grew by about 3.4% between 2003 and 2004

how did we conclude the 3.4%????? can you please help me with that

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi,

Population in 2003 : 12.853

Population in 2004 : 13.290

Difference = 0.437

In percentage,

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**Hannibal lecter****Member**- Registered: 2016-02-11
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Difference is 1.34

not 0.34

and 1.034 * 100 = 103.4

not 3.4%!

can you give me an explanation

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Hannibal lecter

Hi, this is a part of population grew

2003 12.853

2004 13.290Difference is 1.34

not 0.34

To work out the percentage growth you need this formula:

% increase = (new value - old value)/old value x 100

new value - old value = 13.29 - 12.853 = 0.437

Please check your working here as you have an incorrect value.

so % increase = 0.437/12.853 x 100 = 3.3999984 which is about 3.4%

Bob

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