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There were 18,017 AIDS deaths in 2003, or 34.5% of the 1995 AIDS deaths. Determine the number of AIDS deaths in 1995.

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  1. What is 18,017/.35?

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  2. Let the unknown # of AIDS deaths in 1995 be X.

    18,017 = 0.345*X
    X = 18,017/0.345 = 52,223

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