## AGummiBear55 2 years ago Kara has a taxable income of \$254,129. What is his tax liability if \$41,827.25 plus 33% of the amount over \$171,850?

1. whpalmer4

The amount over \$171,850 is simply the taxable income - \$171,850. Multiply that by 33% and add to the \$41,827.25

2. AGummiBear55

I got 98537.75, but that's not in my answer choices. My choices are: \$27,152.07 \$68,979.32 \$83,862.57 \$125,689.82 ?? :/

3. whpalmer4

I got one of those answers :-) What did you get for 33% of the amount over 171,850?

4. AGummiBear55

hm... lemme see real quick.

5. AGummiBear55

I got 562584.82 ???

6. AGummiBear55

???

7. whpalmer4

Okay, what do you get for the amount over 171,850?

8. AGummiBear55

I'm so confused, what? :( Sorry.

9. whpalmer4

Okay, the tax is \$41,827.25 + 33% of the amount over \$171,850. You could write this as \[Tax = \$41,827.25 + 0.33(Income-\$171,850)\] because 33% is simply 33/100 or 0.33. Income was \$254,129. Punch \$254,129 into your calculator and subtract \$171,850 to get the amount over \$171,850. Multiply that number by 0.33. Add \$41,827.25. The result is your final answer.