Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321955048
ISBN 13: 978-0-32195-504-3

Chapter 7 - Section 7.5 - Percent and Problem Solving: Sales Tax, Commission, and Discount - Exercise Set: 11

Answer

485 dollars

Work Step by Step

sales tax = tax rate $\times$ purchase price 24.25 = 5% $\times$p write 5% as 0.05 24.25 = 0.05 $\times$p divide both sides by 0.05 $\frac{24.25}{0.05}$=$\frac{0.05\times p}{0.05}$ $\frac{2425}{5}$=p p = 485 dollars
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