Suppose a disease is expected to infect 2% of those living in the United States.

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Suppose a disease is expected to infect 2% of those living in the United States. If the population is 280,000,000, how many people could we expect to become infected with this disease?

Apr 21st, 2015

2% of 280,000,000=5,600,000

5,600,000 would become affected with the disease

Apr 21st, 2015

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Apr 21st, 2015

A disease is expected to infect 2% of the people living in the United States

the people living in the United States are 280,000,000

In this case, the people that we expect to become infected would be expressed by 2% of 280,000,000

2% of 280,000,000=5,600,000

5,600,000

Apr 21st, 2015

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