# Math

Jackie buys a basket for \$6, 2 pounds of apples for \$3.50 per pound, and 2 pounds of oranges for \$3.50 each per pound. The tax for the whole purchase is \$1.

Express the tax as a percentage.

1. well, add up the prices and divide

1.00/(6.00 + 2*3.50 + 2*3.50) = 0.05 = 5%

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