Posted by **mc** on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 1:06pm.

Joe has $10,000 to purchase a used car. If the sales tax is 7% and the fee for title and license plates is $200, what is the maximum amount Joe can spend for a car?

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 1:17pm
1.07x + 200 = 10000

solve for x

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**drwls**, Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 1:19pm
Let M be the maximum (dealer) price he can pay for the car, before tax and license.

M + 0.07 M + 200 = 10,000

1.07 M = 9800

Solve for M

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