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# If my electric bill is \$110.06 and the state tax is 23.53 %, what is my original electric bill?

Let x = the original electric bill.

Since the total = original + tax, we can set up the equation as

x + .2353 x = 110.06

1.2353x = 110.06

x = 110.06/1.2353

I'll leave the final calculation for you

You are given that the total bill amount is \$110.06 and that the tax on the original amount is 23.53%.

Let x represent the original amount of the bill. With this and the given info above, we arrive at the following:

x + x(23.53%/100%) = 110.06

x + x(0.2353) = 110.06

x + (0.2353)x = 110.06

(1.2353)x = 110.06

x = 89.095766210637

x ≈ 89.10

Thus, the original bill amount is approximately \$89.10

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