Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 6 - Percent - 6.6 Solving Application Problems with Percent - 6.6 Exercises - Page 444: 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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