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#794729 - 11/30/12 04:14 PM Re: 62(1+2)=? [Re: Tina - Living Simply]  
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Here's one:

How do you find the actual retail value of an even-money priced item that totals $30 cash when the sales tax rate is 12.5% ?


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#794754 - 11/30/12 05:57 PM Re: 62(1+2)=? [Re: Tina - Living Simply]  
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First of all, I'd find a way to buy online to avoid sales tax, or move to/buy at another locale with a lower tax rate.

Item retails for 'X'
At checkout, the tax is added at 12.5% of 'X'

Thus you are paying 1.125X, which is the stated $30. Equation would be:
1.125X = 30
or
X = 30/1.125 = $26.67 (actually $26.66666666...); but all depends on the tax charting for the range around $26.66 and $26.67


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#794759 - 11/30/12 06:06 PM Re: 62(1+2)=? [Re: Tina - Living Simply]  
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Oh, for crying out loud! How can you guys think so hard before it is even noon?

Very good, Beetle -- well done! smile


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#794766 - 11/30/12 06:46 PM Re: 62(1+2)=? [Re: Tina - Living Simply]  
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Hi Phyllis & Beetle smile

Well done Beetle -- you are most definitely quick !

We oversee a Mom & Pop motel in Volusia County Florida.

6.5% Sales Tax

+

6% Bed or Tourist Tax


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#794770 - 11/30/12 07:04 PM Re: 62(1+2)=? [Re: Tina - Living Simply]  
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Phyllis: It was the noon hour when I prepared my response. Time Zones are in effect during the holidays...

Burt: $30 for a motel room? Is that a per night cost or hourly?

<< the deviant mind prevails, again... >>


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#794773 - 11/30/12 07:15 PM Re: 62(1+2)=? [Re: Tina - Living Simply]  
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Standing joke is No Refunds -- sometimes it takes less than $5-$15min. -- Yikes !

Early '80's was buck-wild... I must have a hell of an immune system !

I had a dream last night that me and Kris Krsitoferson were hitin' the bars and his 'ole lady showed up and we had some steak and beer -- a lot of shake it but don't dislocate it !!

I got to clean the bathrooms... 30+ years now -- you've seen my current pic -- Yikes smile

Cabbage Patch cole slaw is lame compared to pure 'ole mud wresilin' girl on girl on Main St.

Those were the days my friend...


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#794774 - 11/30/12 07:32 PM Re: 62(1+2)=? [Re: Tina - Living Simply]  
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Even the math problem enters into the mud puddle discussion...


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we borrow it from our children."
#794775 - 11/30/12 07:39 PM Re: 62(1+2)=? [Re: Beetlemess]  
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cool blush whistle crazy wink


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#794778 - 11/30/12 07:48 PM Re: 62(1+2)=? [Re: Tina - Living Simply]  
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An Eagle flying over an Indian by a River is a mnemonic for what radical mathematical equation that got a German Professor kicked out of academia and had to support himself by teaching piano lessons because his proposal was 100 years ahead of his time ?

Hint: We could not be having this conversation if that mathematical equation was not being in use right now.

Last edited by Burt B.; 11/30/12 08:10 PM.

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#794781 - 11/30/12 08:12 PM Re: 62(1+2)=? [Re: Tina - Living Simply]  
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Would that be Georg Ohm?
I'm seeing E=volts; R=resistance; & I=amperage and this can be placed into Ohm's Law Triangle having E over IR to easily present the equation permutations; i.e. E=IR; I=E/R; & R=E/I
E
I R


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