Comments:Detroit’s population drops by one-fourth in the last decade

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The math doesn't add up221:18, 25 March 2011
Comments from feedback form - "Its a intresting article, i do..."011:06, 25 March 2011
One fourth...?110:08, 25 March 2011

The math doesn't add up

If Detroit lost about 1 million people, a quarter of its population, then that means its population was once roughly 4 million. However, the article later says that the population has dropped below 750,000.

Also, the mayor's math is a bit off: If the population is 713,777 according to the latest census, the 35,000 people he says were not counted is still not enough to save the city. If they were all counted, there would be 748,777 people. It'd need to be slightly more than that, (talk)17:50, 25 March 2011

You're quite right. The article misstated what happened. The population *was* about 1 million, and has now dropped to ~750,000.

Gopher65talk21:14, 25 March 2011

Fixed now, btw.

Gopher65talk21:18, 25 March 2011

Comments from feedback form - "Its a intresting article, i do..."

Its a intresting article, i do think there needs to be more added to it. Perhaps to pass link to growing trend of "Urban Pairies". I hadn't heard about that before. (talk)11:06, 25 March 2011

One fourth...?

Isn't that normally called a quarter? Maybe this is because I speak English-English rather than American-English, but 'one fourth' sounds odd and confusing to me... (talk)10:05, 25 March 2011

One quarter and one fourth are the same. They are 1/4.

[[::User:Nascar1996|Nascar1996]] ([[::User talk:Nascar1996|talk]] • [[::Special:Contributions/Nascar1996|contribs]])10:08, 25 March 2011