The population of Greenville is approximately 75 times the population of Fairview. There are #2.50 times 10^4# people living in Greenville. Approximately how many people are living in Fairview?
See a solution process below:
Let's call the population of Fairview:
And, let's call the population of Greenville:
Then we can write an equation:
We can move the decimal point two places to the left and subtract from the exponent for the 10s term giving:
The population of Fairview is approximately