OpenStudy (anonymous):

You have birthday money, totaling $50, to spend. What is the most you can buy, plus pay 6% sales tax, and still not spend more than the $50? Write an equation or inequality modeling this situation.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (shane_b):

How would you calculate 6% of 50?

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

.06 x 50

6 years ago
OpenStudy (shane_b):

Ok good. You know you only have $50 to spend so essentially you can spend \[x+(0.06*50)=50\] You just need to solve for x.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Thanks. x = 47

6 years ago
OpenStudy (shane_b):

Yes :) You're welcome!

6 years ago
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