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emily wants a new dress.she only has \$30 to spend.she lives in florida where the sales tax is 5%.about(estimate)how much can the dress cost if she wants to spend all her money? \$28 right

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\$30 * 0.05 = \$1.50

\$30 - 1.50 = \$28.50

\$28.50 * 0.05 = \$1.43

\$28.50 + 1.43 = \$29.93

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or
1.05 x = 30
x = 28.57 actually 28.57142857 but it is hard to split a penny that way
check
28.57+ .05(28.57) = 29.9985

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