If 36,000 people make up 15% of the population, then what is the total population?

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Mark Mottian Profile
Mark Mottian answered
We can lve this problem using basic algebra:

15 = 36,000
85  (remaining 100 - 15) = x

We now cross multiply: 15 * x and 36,000 and 85

15x = 3,060,000

15x/15 =3,060,000/15

x = 204,000

So, the full population would be 36,000 (15%) + 204,000 (85%) = 240,000 (100%)

To conclude, the total population would be 240,000 people.
Tshepo Thobega Profile
Tshepo Thobega answered
15/100x y =36000
The ans is240000
Callum Barnes Profile
Callum Barnes answered
36,000=15% Therefore 36000(Divided)3->12000=5% [5%x20=100%] 12000x20=240,000 People. I Think This Is Right (;
Oddman Profile
Oddman answered
36,000 = .15*population
36,000/.15 = population    (divide by the coefficient of "population")
240,000 = population

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