Posted by **erica** on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 10:04am.

robert bought a used car for $1,500.00 if the sales tax is 5% what is the total that he paid?

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 10:08am
multiply 1500 by .05, then add to the 1500

or, in one step

1500 x 1.05

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**Guido**, Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 5:45pm
Total = 1500 x 0.05 + 1500

Let t = total

t = 1500 x 0.05 + 1500

t = 75 + 1500

t = $1575

Done!

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