I have 2584 sheep. They re-produce at a rate of 7.6% every 2 years. I can shear only 48 sheep per year. How many years will it take to shear all of my sheep?

But, this is a very real problem that I could really use your help with. I used to be pretty good at math, but I've been using my brain to solve problems that are less mathematical and more societal over the years. By helping me, you might be helping to save lives.

I have 2584 unsheltered homeless persons living in homeless encampments in my county. The most recent Point-in-Time Survey (homeless census) indicated a 7.6% increase over the past 2 years. Only 48 people will be housed this year. Using the same rate of increase and the same number of persons housed, how many years will it take my county to house every homeless person.

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