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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?

15.49 * 1.0525 = ?

were did you get the 1.0525

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. 
okay i understand i got 16.30

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