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14 June, 22:44

During 2002 and 2003, a total of 9316 people were infected with a specific virus. In 2003, 2.35 times as many people were infected as in 2002. How many people were infected each year? Round your answer to the nearest whole number.

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  1. 14 June, 23:12
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    X = 2002, y = 2003

    x + y = 9316

    y = 2.35x

    x + 2.35x = 9316

    3.35x = 9316

    x = 9316 / 3.35

    x = 2780.8 rounds to 2781 < = = = year 2002

    y = 2.35x

    y = 2.35 (2781)

    y = 6535.3 rounds to 6535 < = = year 2003
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