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21 December, 15:13

A town's population has been growing linearly. In 2003 the population was 52,000. The population has been growing by 2700 people each year. Write an equation for the population, p, x years after 2003.

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  1. 21 December, 15:42
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    p = 52000 + 2700x

    Step-by-step explanation:

    If the population is growing by 2700 people per year, after x years, the population will have grown by 2700x. The original population (when x=0) is 52000, so the equation is ...

    p = 2700x + 52000
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