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

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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