Test: Finite Mathematics

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Use a calculator with matrix arithmetic capability for this problem.

Forman County has 2,500 voters - 1,000 registered Democrats and 1,500 registered Republicans. Every year, 1% of the Democrats become Republicans, and 2% of the Republicans become Democrats. Ignoring other factors, after five years, by how much (nearest hundred) will Republicans outnumber Democrats in Forman County?

Republicans will outnumber Democrats by about 400.

Republicans will outnumber Democrats by about 200.

Republicans will outnumber Democrats by about 300.

Republicans will outnumber Democrats by about 100.

Democrats will outnumber Republicans.

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