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mathdad

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My Effort:

A = B - 0.18

Let x = what percent

A = x(B - 0.18)

Correct?

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In summary, the population of City A is 18% less than the population of City B. This can be represented by the equation A = B - 0.18. To find the percentage of City B that City A represents, we use the equation A/B = 0.82. This is because percentages can be viewed as ratios, and we know that A is 18% less than B. Solving for A, we can determine that City A's population is 82% of City B's population.

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mathdad

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My Effort:

A = B - 0.18

Let x = what percent

A = x(B - 0.18)

Correct?

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Greg

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$\frac AB = 0.82$

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mathdad

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You are saying that the answer is the equation A/B = 0.82.

What words in the application told you to set up what you did?

Why A/B?

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Greg

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mathdad

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At first, I thought the answer was A = 0.18B but now I now know better.

The population of City A is currently estimated to be 500,000 people.

The population of City B is currently estimated to be 700,000 people.

The total population of both cities combined is 1.2 million people.

The percentage of City A's population compared to City B's population is 71.4%.

The population of City A is smaller than City B's population by 28.6%.

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