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anonymous
 one year ago
Carlotta Rodriguez purchased six bushes for $19.27 each, a porch swing for $88.22, and a gas grill for $321.77. She must pay the state tax of 4.5% and the city tax of 2%. What is the total purchase price?
anonymous
 one year ago
Carlotta Rodriguez purchased six bushes for $19.27 each, a porch swing for $88.22, and a gas grill for $321.77. She must pay the state tax of 4.5% and the city tax of 2%. What is the total purchase price?

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sepeario
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay let's work out the total original price first and then we'll add on the taxes. So essentially we have the equation \[6 * 19.27 + 88.22 + 321.77= ?\]

sepeario
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Are you able to evaluate that?

sepeario
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes nice! Now we have to add on the taxation. If the taxing is 4.5%+2%=6.5% total, you then convert the percentage to a decimal, which equals 0.065. You then multiply that by your total value, hence: \[0.065 * 525.61 \approx 34.16\]

sepeario
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So the taxed amount should be around $34.16.
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