# SOLUTION: There are 55.8 million people in the united states without health insurance in 2005. This was 17.2 million less than twice the number of uninsured in 1987. How many people were wit

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Evaluation Word Problems Question 261287: There are 55.8 million people in the united states without health insurance in 2005. This was 17.2 million less than twice the number of uninsured in 1987. How many people were without health insurance in 1987?Answer by stanbon(57361)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!There are 55.8 million people in the united states without health insurance in 2005. This was 17.2 million less than twice the number of uninsured in 1987. How many people were without health insurance in 1987? --- Let that number be "x". Equation: 55.8 million = 2x-17.2 million --- 2x = 73 million x = 36.5 million (# without health insurance in 1987) =========================== Cheers, Stan H.