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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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statement 1: sufficient
since $155.76 is the total including taxes and the taxes are 10%, we can subtract $0.118 from the total until the total amount that we have subtracted equals 10% of the total we subtract from ($155.76)

statement 2: sufficient
you can pick #s for price per gallon until the total + 10% of the total = $155.76

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Tough and Tricky questions: Word Problems.



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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x + .10x= 155.76

We can get the value of x. that is the total price paid before taxes.

Statement 1:-
Tax is given = $0.118 per gallon

We know that taxes are 10%. That is $0.118 is 10%. We can calculate 100% is we know 10%

Sufficient.

Statement2:-
We know the total price before taxes from question stem. And he purchased 120 gallons.

So price/galloncan be calculated= total price/120
Sufficient.

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