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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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\$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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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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