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# The populations of the five most populous cities

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The populations of the five most populous cities [#permalink]  12 Jul 2016, 16:07
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The populations of the five most populous cities in the United States in April 2000 are listed in the table above. The total population of the United States in April 2000 was 281,422,000. Based on the data shown, the population of the three most populous cities combined was what percent of the total population of the United States in April 2000 ?

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Joined: 07 Jun 2014
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GRE 1: Q167 V156
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Kudos [?]: 1975 [0], given: 397

Re: The populations of the five most populous cities [#permalink]  12 Jul 2016, 16:13
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Three cities to take in account NY,LA and CH over the US's total population

$$\frac{14,599,000}{281,422,000}*100% = 5.19%$$, which is $$\approx 5$$ %.

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Re: The populations of the five most populous cities   [#permalink] 12 Jul 2016, 16:13
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