# Find The Population of 3 Years ago ? If

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The population of a town increases by 5% every year. If the present population is 9261, the population 3 years ago was

- 5700
- 7500
- 8000
- 6000

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**Answer: (3) 8000**

**Explanation:-**

The population of a town increases by 5% every year.

If the present population is 9261,

Then, the population of a town one year ago = 9261 x 100/105

= 9261 x 20 /21

= 441 x 20

= 8820

The population of a town two years ago = 8820 x 100/105

= 8820 x 20/21

= 420 x 20

= 8400

The population of a town three years ago = 8400 x 100/105

= 8400 x 20/21

= 400 x 20

= 8000

Then, the population of a town three years ago was 8000.

Hence, the answer is (3) 8000.