# SOLUTION: In 1994 the population of Hannaford, MO increased by 20%. In 1995 it increased 16% from 1994. The population is now 22,272. Was there a larger increase in people in 1994 or 1995,

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 242658: In 1994 the population of Hannaford, MO increased by 20%. In 1995 it increased 16% from 1994. The population is now 22,272. Was there a larger increase in people in 1994 or 1995, and by how much?Answer by Theo(3458)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!if now is 1995, then this problem can be solved as shown. if not, we would need to know the increase from 1995 to now (2009). since that information wasn't part of the problem, I assumed now is 1995. 1994 = 1993 * 1.2 1995 = 1994 * 1.16 1995 = 22272 1994 = 22272/1.16 = 19200 1993 = 19200/1.2 = 16000 you get: 1993 = 16000 1994 = 16000 * 1.2 = 19200 1995 = 19200 * 1.16 = 22272 increase 1994 over 1993 = 19200 - 16000 = 3200 increase 1995 over 1994 = 22272 - 19200 = 3072 there was a larger increase in number of people in 1994 over 1995. the increase was 3200-3072 = 128 more people increase in 1994 than in 1995.