8.1.13 World Populations
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Activity: Different Nationalities
In 2011 it was estimated that 1 in 6 of the world’s population were living in India and 1 in 23 were living in the USA.
Convert these values to percentages using your calculator to make them easier to compare.
1 in 6 is the fraction . In percentages, this becomes .
1 in 23 is the fraction . In percentages, this becomes .
Note here that we have rounding to the nearest whole number as population figures are necessarily estimates.