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Department
Geography
Course
GGR100H1
Professor
liafriedricksen
Semester
Summer

Description
CALCULATING  POPULATION  GROWTH   GGR  216  Global  Cities   Summer  2012     Calculating  the  percent  change  in  population  is  an  important  tool  for  understanding  how   much  a  city’s  population  has  grown  or  declined  from  one  point  in  time  to  another.     Using  past  and  current  population  figures  tells  us  about  historical  growth.    Using  current   figures  and  projected  figures  tells  us  how  much  a  city’s  population  is  forecasted  to  grow   from  now  to  a  point  in  time  in  the  future.    Knowing  how  to  calculate  this  figure  is  a   useful  skill  for  the  study  of  urbanization.         To  calculate  percent  growth  in  population,  you  need  the  past  total  population  (V  past)   and  the  present  total  population  number  (V  present).       𝑽  𝒑𝒂𝒔𝒕▯𝑽  𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕 Calculate:     𝑽  𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕 ×  𝟏𝟎𝟎 = 𝑷𝒆𝒓𝒄𝒆𝒏𝒕  𝑪𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆       [Read  this  as:  past  minus  present  divided  by  present  times  100]       To  calculate  the  annual  p
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