Jane lives in Middleton, where the tax rate is 2.9% Her property is assessed at $189,000. What is her tax?

1 Answer
Dec 16, 2016

Her tax is $5,481


We can restate this problem as:

What is 2.9% of $189,000?

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore 2.9% can be written as #2.9/100#.

When dealing with percents the word "of" means "times" or "to multiply".

Finally, lets call the number we are looking for "n".

Putting this altogether we can write this equation and solve for #n# while keeping the equation balanced:

#n = 2.9/100 xx $189000#

#n = ($548100)/100#

#n = $5481#