# A country's population in 1994 was 195 million. In 2002 it was 199 million. How do you estimate the population in 2016 using the exponential growth formula?

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Mar 7, 2016

Population in 2016 is estimated to be

#### Explanation:

Let the population in starting year be

As the population in 1994 was 195 million and in 2002 (after 8 years), it was 199 million. We have

Taking log,

Growth rate is

The population in 2016 (after 22 years) would be