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OpenStudy (anonymous):

The school taxes on a house assessed at $210,000 are $2340. At the same tax rate, what are the taxes (to the nearest dollar) on a house assessed at $275,000? a. $3,064 b. $65,000 c. $1,787 d. $90

3 years ago
OpenStudy (tkhunny):

Have you considered a Proportion?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

2340/210000 =x/275000. Tax/home value = tax/home value

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

2340 (275000) = 210000x. Solve for x

3 years ago
OpenStudy (tkhunny):

Now, see, this is why I don't like this - whatever you want to call it. You had this: 1) \(\dfrac{2340}{210000} = \dfrac{x}{275000}\) You did whatever it is you want to call it to obtain: 2) \(2340*275000 = x*210000\) And the last item is to solve for x, giving: 3) \(\dfrac{2340*275000}{210000} = x\) My question is this, we started with 210000 in the denominator (1). Why in the name of reason did we bother to put that 210000 up in the numerator of the other side (2)? We WANT it in that denominator (3)! Move it just to put it back? Why does this make sense to anyone?! This proportion business needs some reworking in our textbooks! My opinion.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

any answer that yall recommend

3 years ago
OpenStudy (tkhunny):

Yes. We both recommended "solve for x". Please do that and tell us your results.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

how do u solve for x

3 years ago
OpenStudy (tkhunny):

Look at my equation #3. If you cannot complete the problem from there, you need to back up a couple of chapters and pay better attention.

3 years ago
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