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# Last Tuesday a trucker paid \$155.76, including 10 percent

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Last Tuesday a trucker paid \$155.76, including 10 percent [#permalink]  14 Dec 2007, 21:28
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Last Tuesday a trucker paid \$155.76, including 10 percent state and federal taxes, for diesel fuel. What was the price per gallon for the fuel if the taxes are excluded?
(1) The trucker paid \$0.118 per gallon in state and federal taxes on the fuel last Tuesday.
(2) The trucker purchased 120 gallons of the fuel last Tuesday.
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Let X = price per gallon for fuel.

1. .118 = .1X
x = \$1.18

Price = \$1.18 per gallon

2. 120(1.1x) = \$155.76
132x = 155.76
x = 1.18

Price = \$1.18 per gallon

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