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samtab

  • 3 years ago

Gail paid $118.65 for a varsity jacket. The price includes a 5% sales tax. How much was the jacket before the tax? a,$112.72 b,$113.00 c,$117.00 d,$124.65 please help me:(

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  1. ktnguyen1
    • 3 years ago
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    Try it 118.65(95)/100

  2. samtab
    • 3 years ago
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    112?

  3. _irawk_
    • 3 years ago
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    1.05 of x is 118.65, right? So divide 118.65 by 1.05 to get x.

  4. samtab
    • 3 years ago
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    i dont realy get it

  5. _irawk_
    • 3 years ago
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    You are trying to find x, the original cost

  6. _irawk_
    • 3 years ago
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    105% of x is 118.65

  7. _irawk_
    • 3 years ago
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    So divide 118.65 by 1.05 (105%) to get x

  8. _irawk_
    • 3 years ago
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    x is 118.65/1.05

  9. ktnguyen1
    • 3 years ago
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    Original cost will be 100% -5% =95%because which you paid already included the tax.

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