# Total of Car's Price

• Aug 27th 2009, 03:03 AM
sharkman
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?

• Aug 27th 2009, 05:00 AM
skeeter
Quote:

Originally Posted by sharkman
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
• Aug 27th 2009, 01:23 PM
sharkman
yes...
Quote:

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

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

Yes, they both mean the same thing, right?
• Aug 27th 2009, 01:42 PM
RobLikesBrunch
Quote:

Originally Posted by sharkman
Yes, they both mean the same thing, right?

Yes.