Comment 67037

By DM (anonymous) | Posted July 28, 2011 at 11:49:12 in reply to Comment 66959

the dangers of open data! need to check your math!

article tells us that
0.152x - 0.146y = 19,000
where x = population of children in 2008 and y = population of children in 2009

if we assume that x = y (necessary based on information provided to solve the problem) then,
0.152x - 0.146x = 19,000
0.006x = 19,000
x = 3,166,667 = total population of children

Thus, the number of children STILL living in poverty is
0.146x = 0.146 X 3,166,667 = 462,333

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