Posted by **ciara** on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 9:28pm.

The tax on a purchase was $9.33. If the sales tax rate is 6%, how much was the purchase? Write and solve an equation.

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**Ashley**, Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 10:48pm
$155.5

how I found it: I tried to find what an amount for which to total amount of tax cost $9.33

so, I chose random numbers to test this,

155.5x.06=9.33

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**PsyDAG**, Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 12:04pm
Online, “*” is used to indicate multiplication to avoid confusion with “x” as an unknown.

.06x = 9.33

x = 9.33/06 = 155.50

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