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Claire4christ

  • 3 years ago

Can someone help me with this please. A certain car costs $6,595 before taxes are added. Taxes are $460 and license tags cost $55. What is the overall tax rate (to the nearest tenth)? _____ %

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  1. ChristianGeek
    • 3 years ago
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    To calculate any percentage, divide the amount that is the percentage (the tax rate in this case) by the total and then multiply by 100.

  2. ChristianGeek
    • 3 years ago
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    (In this case, the total would be the cost of the car.)

  3. karatechopper
    • 3 years ago
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    Do i need to add the 55 to the carr amount? And then you want me to find tax? or tax amount with just car?

  4. Claire4christ
    • 3 years ago
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    6,595+460+55 do you add everything first ????

  5. Claire4christ
    • 3 years ago
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    im just so confused

  6. ChristianGeek
    • 3 years ago
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    It's a confusing question the way it's phrased. When it says that the cost of the car is $6,595 before tax, that's your hint that $6,595 is the amount that will be taxed. The license tags are not taxed (the confusing part). So you have $460 tax on $6,595. If we call the tax rate T (a percentage), the formula for the amount of tax is: \[\frac{T}{100} \times 6595 = 460\] Let me know if you need help from there.

  7. Claire4christ
    • 3 years ago
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    i think i need help

  8. Claire4christ
    • 3 years ago
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    @ChristianGeek

  9. Claire4christ
    • 3 years ago
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    do you multiply 100 in both sides

  10. ChristianGeek
    • 3 years ago
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    np...let's take it to the next step by multiplying both sides by 100 to get rid of the fraction: \[T \times 6595 = 460 \times 100\] Now we can divide both sides by 6595 to isolate T: \[T = \frac{46000}{6595}\] Now you just need a calculator to finish up!

  11. ChristianGeek
    • 3 years ago
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    Yes (to multiplying by 100)...nice job!

  12. Claire4christ
    • 3 years ago
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    6.9

  13. Claire4christ
    • 3 years ago
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    is that right

  14. ChristianGeek
    • 3 years ago
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    Yes, except since the full fraction is 6.97... you would round up to 7.0

  15. ChristianGeek
    • 3 years ago
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    You can test your answer by plugging it back into the formula.

  16. Claire4christ
    • 3 years ago
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    they got answer 7.8 how

  17. ChristianGeek
    • 3 years ago
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    Give me a moment...

  18. ChristianGeek
    • 3 years ago
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    if all the numbers you gave are correct then there is no way they could have come up with 7.8!

  19. ChristianGeek
    • 3 years ago
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    (Unless license tags are considered tax.)

  20. Claire4christ
    • 3 years ago
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    maybe

  21. Claire4christ
    • 3 years ago
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    yes 55 is included

  22. Claire4christ
    • 3 years ago
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    i just did it thesame way and got 7.8 with 55 included

  23. ChristianGeek
    • 3 years ago
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    Yep, that's what they did. That is extremely confusing. Here's the math: \[\frac{T}{100}\times6595 = 460 + 55\]\[\frac{T}{100}\times6595 = 515\]\[T\times6595 = 515 \times 100\]\[T = \frac{51500}{6595}\] Sorry about that. The problem is definitely not clear.

  24. Claire4christ
    • 3 years ago
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    thank you

  25. ChristianGeek
    • 3 years ago
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    My pleasure.

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