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I want to thank you in advance for answering my question....

I bought 100 shares of X in 1996
I sold 50 shares of X in 1999

the date acquired is 96, but what is my cost basis - the 100 shares or the 50 shares..

I know this seems obvious but I think I am being paranoid..

thanks again
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