## The number of daily newspapers in a country were 2,401 in 1900 and 1,303 in 2010. The percentage change is ____%. (Round the final answer to

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The number of daily newspapers in a country were 2,401 in 1900 and 1,303 in 2010. The percentage change is ____%. (Round the final answer to the nearest integer as needed. Round all intermediate values to the nearest hundredth as needed.)

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1. Answer:

The number of daily newspapers in a country were 2,401 in 1900 and 1,303 in 2010. The percentage change is -46%.

Step-by-step explanation:

The initial percentage(in 1900) is 100%(1 decimal).

The current percentage(in 2010) we can find by a rule of three.

So

2401 – 1

1303 – x

$$2401x = 1303$$

$$x = \frac{1303}{2401} = 0.54$$

The current percentage is 54% of the initial percentage. So the percentage change is a decrease = 100-54 = 46%, so -46%.

So the answer is:

The number of daily newspapers in a country were 2,401 in 1900 and 1,303 in 2010. The percentage change is -46%.