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1. Every year, a certain population doubles in a country. If there were 30,000 members last year, how many members will there be 5 years from now?
2. A company pays employees $10/hour if they are students and $7/hour if they are non-students. If the company hires 12 employees at a total cost of $99/hour, how many of the employees were students?
3. Mike is staying at a hotel that charges $49.95 per night plus tax for a room. A tax of 6% is applied to the room rate, and an additional one time untaxed fee of $10.00 is charged. Write down an equation that represents Mike's total charge for staying n nights.

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In a study of goose migration habits, 180 male geese and 120 female geese have been tagged for tracking. If 80 more males are tagged, how may more female geese must be tagged such that 2/3 of the total number of geese in the study are female?

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