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Richard N. Aufmann + 3 others
ISBN: 9781305965584
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The Military On Veterans Day in 2000 . There were 26.6 million U.S. veterans. By Veterans Day in 2010 , the number of U.S. veterans had dropped to 23.1 million. (Source: Department of Veterans Affairs) Find the percent decrease in the number of veterans from 2000 to 2010 . Round to the nearest tenth of a percent.

To determine

Percentage of number of veterans decreased from 2000 to 2010.

Explanation

Given information:

Number of veterans in 2000 = 26.6 million

Number of veterans in 2000 = 23.1 million

Calculation:

Decrease in number of veterans from 2000 to 2010 = 26.6 − 23.1 = 3.5 million

Let x be the percentage of decrease in number of veterans from 2000 to 2010.

Evaluating x

  x=3

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