The question is :

In 2018, the population in China was 1,427,647,786.

According to data, China’s population growth rate is 0.59% per year. What will the population be in China in 2021?

A) 8,423,121

B) 1,436,070,908

C) 1,444,543,726

D) 1,452,917,152

E) 1,453,142,111

The book answer is (E). But I think it is linear growth because it is only 3 years.

My solution is : The population in 2021 = 1427647786 + 142647786(.0059)3=1452917152 . which is in choice (D) not (E).

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Please , I need help. What is the mistake in my solution.

Thank you very much.