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You ae right; perhaps the wording is confusing. The total tax [on a dollar] is $0.13, if the taxes are collected independently of each other. The total cost including tax is $1.13. [If one tax is collected on the price including the other tax, then the final amount is $1.134 and the tax is $0.134.] Good Hunting!  


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