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Zipf's Law, developed by George Zipf in 1949, states that in a given country, the population of a city is inversely proportional to the city's rank by size in the country.Assuming Zipf's Law: Interpret the meaning of the constant of proportionality $k$ in this context.

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1 of 2We know that the formula for the population of the city $P$, as a function of its rank $R$ is

$P=\frac{k}{R}$

We see that the constant of proportionality $k$ in this context represents $\textbf{the population of the largest city}$.,This conclusion is consistent with part $(b)$ and $(c)$.

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