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EMILY WANTS A NEW DRESS. SHE ONLY HAS $30 TO SPEND. SHE LIVES IN A STATE WHERE THE SALES TAX IS 5%. ABOUT (ESTIMATE) HOW MUCH CAN THE DRESS COST IF SHE WANTS TO SPEND ALL HER MONEY?

  • MATH -

    What is your estimate?

  • MATH -

    $29.50

  • MATH -

    That's a little high, but close.

    A 5% sales tax means that you pay 5 cents on each dollar. You'd pay 50 cents on $10 and $1.00 on $20. You'd pay almost $1.50 sales tax on $29.50.

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