Posted by H on Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 6:29pm.
emily wants a new dress.she only has $30 to spend.she lives in florida where the sales tax is 5%.about(estimate)how much can the dress cost if she wants to spend all her money? $28 right

math  Ms. Sue, Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 6:32pm
$30 * 0.05 = $1.50
$30  1.50 = $28.50
$28.50 * 0.05 = $1.43
$28.50 + 1.43 = $29.93 
math  Damon, Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 6:47pm
or
1.05 x = 30
x = 28.57 actually 28.57142857 but it is hard to split a penny that way
check
28.57+ .05(28.57) = 29.9985