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 Question 47658: A man goes into a grocery store and buys a grapefruit and a toy ball. A 7% tax is applied to the price of non-food items. If the total bill is \$5.15, including \$0.18 in tax on the toy ball, what are the prices of the grapefruit and the ball?Answer by josmiceli(9697)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!b = price of ball g = price of grapefruit 5.15 = .18 + b + g .07b = .18 b = .18/.07 b = 2.57 5.15 = .18 + 2.57 + g g = 2.40 check .07 * 2.57 = .18 .18 = .18 OK .18 + 2.57 + 2.40 = 5.15 5.15 = 5.15 OK