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# A social securit y tax of 6.2 % applies to a maximum wage of $87,900. The Medicare tax rate of 1.45 % applie s to all wages. What total did Liza pay for these two taxes on her yearly income of$90,000?

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In this exercise, we calculate the total amount Liza has to pay for her Medicare and Social Security Taxes given that she has an annual income of $\90,000$. The social security taxes make up $6.25\%$ of her annual pay up to $\87,900$ while the medicare tax makes up $1.45\%$ of all wages.

What values are we going to find so that we can calculate the total taxes?

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