# The Population of a Town Increases by 10% Annually. If the Present Population is 22000, Find Its Population a Year Ago. - Mathematics

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The population of a town increases by 10% annually. If the present population is 22000, find its population a year ago.

#### Solution

Let the population of the town one year ago = x
Now, it is given that population of the town increases by 10 % annually.
Present population = x + 10 % of x
$= x + \frac{10}{100} \times x$
$= x + \frac{x}{10}$
$= \frac{11x}{10}$
But present population of the town = 22000
So,$\frac{11x}{10} = 22000$
$\Rightarrow 11x = 220000$
$\Rightarrow x = \frac{220000}{11}$
$\Rightarrow x = 20000$
So, population of the town 1 year ago = 20000

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#### APPEARS IN

RD Sharma Class 8 Maths
Chapter 12 Percentage
Exercise 12.2 | Q 21 | Page 10