# MATH

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?

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2. \$29.50

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3. 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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