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.

math  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

math  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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