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A person purchases an item by mail ordering. The postage for it is 1/8 of its origin price. The tax is 1/8 of the sum of the postage and origin price. If the origin price is R, what is the total price for it?
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A person purchases an item by mail ordering. The postage for it is 1/8 of its origin price. The tax is 1/8 of the sum of the postage and origin price. If the origin price is R, what is the total price for it?

Original price = R
After postage = R + (1/8)R = (9/8)R
After tax = (9/8)R + (1/8)(9/8)R =(81/64)R
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2005, 07:26
Total price = Original + Postage + tax

= R + R/8 + 1/8* (R/8 + R)
= R + R/8 + 9R/64
= 81R/64
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