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During a road trip, a business traveler purchased $80.64 worth of regular unleaded gasoline, including 12 percent state and federal taxes, for his Sport Utility Vehicle. If the tourist can claim all purchases, excluding taxes, on his trip as business expenses, what is the price per gallon at which he will be reimbursed by his employer?
(1) The business traveler purchased 24 gallons of gasoline during his road trip.
(2) The business traveler paid $0.36 per gallon in state and federal taxes on the gas purchased for the road trip.
Are You Up For the Challenge: 700 Level QuestionsAnswer Explanation:
As in given data, 80.64 total paid including Tax 12%
So, Cost of fuel without tax: 80.64 - 8.64= 72
1. In Given Statement 1, total gallons is 24. So per gallon price= 72/24= 3 Dollars (without Tax), Tax is 12%, So total cost is = 3* 1.12= 3.36
So Sufficient.
2. So, in this statement, it has given 0.36$ per gallon. As in given data, we know 8.64 $ is total Tax paid.
8.64/0.36 = 24 Gallons.
Cost Per Price gallon,= 72/24 =3
Inlcuded tax= 3 +0.36 = 3.36
So Sufficient.
Answer is D
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