## The number of passengers using a railway fell from 190,205 to 174,989 during a 5-year period. Find the annual percentage decrease over this

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Answer:1.65%

Step-by-step explanation:We will assume the percentage was the same over the 5 years. The number of passengers using a railway is expressed by the formula

Where

P(t) is the number of passengers after 5 years

P(t) = 174,989

P₀ is the number of the passengers at the beginning of the period

P₀ = 190,205

r is the rate in percentage r = ?

t is time duration t = 5 years

Substituting these given values into the formula,

r = 1.65%The annual percentage decrease over the period of 5 years is

1.65%