Hey pumpkin28,

Don’t stress out. Breathe. Hehe.

You have to multiply 2.6% by the changes each year to get the inflation rate in 2003.

I’ll work it out for you.

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Inflation Rate in 1998 = 2.6%
Inflation Rate in 2003 = ?
The graph gives you the following changes in inflation rate each year.
1999: DECREASE of 0.3%
2000: DECREASE of 0.6%
2001: DECREASE of 0.6%
2002: DECREASE of 0.9%
2003: DECREASE of 0.3%
You need to multiply the 2.6% by the appropriate rate of changes each year to find out what it is for 2003.
1999: (100% - 0.3%) = 99.7% or 0.977
2000: (100% - 0.6%) = 99.4% or 0.994
2001: (100% - 0.6%) = 99.4% or 0.994
2002: (100% - 0.9%) = 99.1% or 0.991
2003: (100% - 0.3%) = 99.7% or 0.997
To find the answer multiply 2.6% by each of the rate of changes seen each year.
Inflation Rate in 2003 = 2.6% x (0.997) x (0.994) x (0.994) x (0.994) x (0.991) x (0.997)
Inflation Rate in 2003 = 2.5305521828%
Inflation Rate in 2003 = 2.5% (Approximate when rounding)
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Hope this helps you out!

Cheers,

messierchippy