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Posted by **unknown** on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 5:08pm.

The sales tax rate in a state is 7.5%. If you pay a tax of $17.50 on an item that you purchase, what is its selling price?

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 5:12pmHow do YOU think this problem could be solved? What do YOU think is the answer?

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**MathMate**, Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 5:13pm$100 : $7.5

x : $17.5

x = $100*17.5/7.5 = $233.33

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