Yet More Math Using China

The content for this BAB started with the following headline from Fortune Magazine: "The future is now."

   Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP (Charts)
   "China and the Internet are still the two biggest opportunities. 
    I went to China six times last year. The government always 
    underestimates growth. The government says China has 1.3 billion 
    people. I think China actually has 1.5 billion people. The difference 
    equals one Indonesia, or 32 Britains, or two-thirds of the U.S. So 
    I think the opportunity in China is greater than most people believe. 
    China Mobile has 300 million subscribers. Think about it. That's the 
    population of the U.S."

According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census at Census.gov, the resident population of the United States, projected to 02/23/07 at 21:52 GMT was 301,238,685.

   CIA.gov World Factbook 07/2006 population estimates
   ===================================================
      World               6,525,170,264
   1) China               1,313,973,713
   2) India               1,095,351,995 
   3) European Union        486,642,177
   4) United States         298,444,215
   5) Indonesia             245,452,739
Exercises
  1. No or Yes: China's population is 1.4 billion plus or minus 100 million people.

  2. India's population rounded to the nearest one hundred million is ________ billion.

  3. No or Yes: According to the CIA.gov World Factbook, the combined populations of the European Union, United States and Indonesia is less than China's population.


Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 23 February 2007

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