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Country C imposes a two-tiered tax on imported cars: the first tier imposes a tax of 12% of the car's price up to a certain price level. If the car's price is higher than the first tier's level, the tax on the portion of the price that exceeds this value is 8%. If Ron imported a $14,000 imported car and ended up paying $1440 in taxes, what is the first tier's price level?

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D. $7050
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Country C imposes a two-tiered tax on imported cars: the first tier imposes a tax of 12% of the car's price up to a certain price level. If the car's price is higher than the first tier's level, the tax on the portion of the price that exceeds this value is 8%. If Ron imported a $14,000 imported car and ended up paying $1440 in taxes, what is the first tier's price level?

A. $1600
B. $6000
C. $6050
D. $7050
E. $8000





Let T be the tier price, P be total price = 14000

Per the given conditions:

0.12T + 0.08(P-T) = 1440 ----> T= 8000. E is the correct answer.
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Country C imposes a two-tiered tax on imported cars: the first tier imposes a tax of 12% of the car's price up to a certain price level. If the car's price is higher than the first tier's level, the tax on the portion of the price that exceeds this value is 8%. If Ron imported a $14,000 imported car and ended up paying $1440 in taxes, what is the first tier's price level?

A. $1600
B. $6000
C. $6050
D. $7050
E. $8000



The $1440 in taxes indicates the weight of 12% is more than 8%, since taxes of $1400 is of equal weight, and therefore A, B, and C are out. Now, with two of the remaining choices, test the easier one, E. $8000.

\(8000 * \frac{12}{100} + (14000 - 8000) \frac{8}{100}= 960 + 480 = 1440.\)
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