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    A customer pays $1,100 in state taxes on a newly purchased car.What is the value of the car if the state taxes are 8.9% of the value?

    The answer is $12,359.55 how do I work it/

    0  Views: 1844 Answers: 1 Posted: 10 years ago

    1 Answer

    Set it up like this:

    1,100 = 0.089(v)

    Then to make v stand alone, divide by 0.089 on both sides of the equal sign.

    1,100/0.089 = 0.089(v)/0.089.

    1,100 divided by 0.089 equals 12359.55056179775. Round that number to $12,359.55.

    Ta-da!


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