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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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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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ChristianGeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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.
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ChristianGeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
(In this case, the total would be the cost of the car.)
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karatechopperBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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?
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Claire4christBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
6,595+460+55 do you add everything first ????
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Claire4christBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
im just so confused
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ChristianGeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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.
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Claire4christBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i think i need help
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Claire4christBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
do you multiply 100 in both sides
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ChristianGeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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!
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ChristianGeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes (to multiplying by 100)...nice job!
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ChristianGeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes, except since the full fraction is 6.97... you would round up to 7.0
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ChristianGeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
You can test your answer by plugging it back into the formula.
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Claire4christBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
they got answer 7.8 how
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ChristianGeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Give me a moment...
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ChristianGeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
if all the numbers you gave are correct then there is no way they could have come up with 7.8!
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ChristianGeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
(Unless license tags are considered tax.)
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Claire4christBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yes 55 is included
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Claire4christBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i just did it thesame way and got 7.8 with 55 included
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ChristianGeekBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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.
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