Geography

# The population of a small town decreased from 32,500 people in 1990 to 28,200 in 2000. What is the percent decrease in population? 15 10 13 87

#### ivetteivetteivette

2 years ago

First, let's calculate the absolute decrease: from 32500 to 28200 - that's 4300 people less.

Now, let's calculate the percentage:
$\frac{4300}{32500}= \frac{43}{325}$

which is approximately 0.132, and multipied by 100% it is 13.2 percent : so 13% is the correct answer.