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    Total of Car's Price

    Let x represent the price of a car: If the sales tax is 6% of the price, express the total of the price of the car and the sales tax in terms of x.

    My Work:

    Let x = price of car
    Let S = sales price = 0.06x
    Let T = the sales price + price of car

    T = 0.06x + x

    Is this correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkman View Post
    Let x represent the price of a car: If the sales tax is 6% of the price, express the total of the price of the car and the sales tax in terms of x.

    My Work:

    Let x = price of car
    Let S = sales price = 0.06x
    Let T = the sales price + price of car

    T = 0.06x + x

    Is this correct?
    the variable "S" would be the tax rate.

    T = S + x = .06x + x = 1.06x
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    yes...

    Quote Originally Posted by skeeter View Post
    the variable "S" would be the tax rate.

    T = S + x = .06x + x = 1.06x
    Yes, they both mean the same thing, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkman View Post
    Yes, they both mean the same thing, right?
    Yes.
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