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# What was the event that 3.5% of Americans participated in in 1999 ?

Question #23453. Asked by Jammy. (Oct 21 02 12:54 PM)

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Last year's celebration reached over 10 million children. Organizers predict the 1999 event will be even bigger
http://www.nea.org/nr/nr990205.html

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Calculations:

'As of yesterday, the population of the US is approximately 283,695,000,'
(01 March 2001)
http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/gsfc/educ/science/2001/03-01-01.htm

3 1/2% of 284 million is 9.94 million
Rounded up is 10 million to give us the number of participants in the

 Oct 21 02, 11:52 PM

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