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At her store, Stella sells clothing for 60% more than she paid. During a weekend sale, Stella sold clothing for 12.5% off what she would normally charge. Her revenues, including the 6% Florida sales tax, totaled $29,680. How much did Stella pay, in dollars, for clothing sold that weekend?

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  1. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    Normally sells them at 160% Sells them this weekend at 140% Revenue = 134% Amount she paid x 1.34 = 29680

  2. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    INewton, the way thats phrased do you take it as she had to pay an additional 6% to florida tax or thats not calculated into net gains? and its 12.5% so itd be 147.5% not 140 even wouldnt it?

  3. anonymous
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    The first part I was testing you. The second part I don't know, it depends how you read it I guess. Reading it back I think she got an extra 6%, not had to pay the tax. Oh well, I'll stick yo real maths. ****.

  4. anonymous
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    to* I really just did it to post before you ¬_¬

  5. anonymous
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    i figured, i saw you join the thread. im not here to screw with you though im here to give math help and maybe learn something. so, garrett thats a trickey one because im not sure how they are trying to phrase it, that 6% at the end could either mean she paid 6% more or 6% less off the total. based on the wording im not totally sure what they are asking

  6. anonymous
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    Yeah its pretty strange

  7. anonymous
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    Wow, what the **** was I thinking. It takes away 12.5% of what she normally sells at .. which means it's 87.5% of the 160% = 140%. I am an idiot, I should have listened to myself, as I am always right.

  8. anonymous
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    The simply taking away 6 and not multiplying by .94 was my mistake. So yes, depending on what it means, it's either: 140% * 94% = of what she paid or 140% * 106% of what she paid.

  9. anonymous
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    "off what she would normally charge" good catch so yeah that 12.5% off the 60%

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