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A 2 ton truck is taxed at a rate of $0.2 per pound. How much is owed in taxes?

A. $1,200

B. $400

C. $800

D. $.40


The key to this question is remembering that a ton contains 2,000 pounds. Then, it’s just a matter of multipling 2,000 by the number of tons the truck weighs to get
the weight in pounds: 2,000 x 2 tons = 4,000 pounds then multiplying by the tax rate per pound. So, the answer is 4,000 x $0.2 = $800.

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