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Kelly wants to fence in a rectangular space in her yard, 6 meters (length) by 7.5 meters (width). The salesperson at the supply store recommends that she put up posts every 1.5 meters. The posts cost $2.79 each. Kelly will also need to buy wire mesh to string between the posts. The wire mesh is sold by the meter from large rolls and costs $5.92 a meter. A gate to fit in one of the spaces between the posts costs $25.19. Seven staples are needed to attach the wire mesh to each post. Staples come in boxes of 50, and each box costs $3.99. How much will the materials cost before sales tax?

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