# algebra

find sales tax in your area --(6%). using tax rate, write a linear equation representing the total with tax for a purchase of x dollars. Using this equation to dtermine what the pretax cost of the item is if the total cost is \$10.

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1. 1.06x = total cost

1.06x = \$10
x = 10/1.06
x = ?

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