Posted by **ellis** on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7:28pm.

hortartio is buying a computer cable for 15.49. if the sales tax rate in his state is 5.25%, what is the total cost of his purchase?

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7:34pm
15.49 * 1.0525 = ?

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**ellis**, Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7:39pm
were did you get the 1.0525

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7:43pm
100 percent of the price plus 0.0525 for tax.

If that confuses you, multiply 0.0525 times 15.49 to get the tax. Then add the tax to the cost of the cable.

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**ellis**, Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7:45pm
okay i understand i got 16.30

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7:54pm
Right!

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