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If 2652 people out of 100,000 people were killed in 2003, how many were killed in 2000? The answer is 25% more than the amount killed in 2003.

If 2652 people out of 100,000 people were killed in 2003, how many were killed in 2000? The answer is 25% more than the amount killed in 2003.

So what's your question?  It appears you gave both a question and an answer (??)

1/17/2013

This word problem is confusing because it gives a lot of distracting numbers.  The question is "How many people (per 100,000) were killed in 2000?"

The other information given is that there was 25% higher right of people killed in 2000 than in 2003 and that there were 2652 (per 100,000) people killed in 2003.

To solve the this problem, we need to find out what 125% of 2652 is.

Since we convert a percent to a decimal by moving the decimal 2 places to the right, we are working with 1.25.  Since the word "of" in a percentage problem means multiply, the problem will read as:

1.25 X 2652 = 3315

3315 people (per 100,000) were killed in 2000.