...of the world's population left us in the year now ending, due to acts of
200k - Tsunami
1k - Katrina
79k - Kashmir
280,000 is what percent of 6,000,000,000?
280,000 = x6,000,000,000
28 = x600,000
28/600,000 = x600,000/600,000
x = .0000466
x = .00466
It's been 10 years since I've had a math course. Can anyone correct my
Well, you left off many thousands killed in other natural disasters.
Probably a thousand or so killed in Guatemala and Honduras during their
hurricane, as well as people killed in other earthquakes, mudslides,
volcanic eruptions, floods, forest fires and drought. However, your final
percentage is probably reasonably close.
00466 of one percent. You got it right.
To put that figure in perspective, .00391% die every day, assuming an
average lifespan of 70 years.
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