## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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# Chapter 6 - Percent - 6.6 Solving Application Problems with Percent - 6.6 Exercises: 55

Total purchase: $\$110.68$#### Work Step by Step We are told that Julia bought two fishing rods for$\$59$ and $\$36$. Thus the total was:$\$59+\$36=\$95$ First, we find the excise tax. We see from the table that the rate is 10% for fishing rods: Excise tax: $95*0.1=\$9.5$Next, we find the sales tax. We are told that the rate is$6\frac{1}{2}\%=6.5\%=0.065$. Thus we have: Sales tax:$95*0.065=\$6.175\approx \$6.18$Thus Julia's total purchase was:$\$95+\$6.18+\$9.5=\$110.68\$

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