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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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ktnguyen1
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Try it
118.65(95)/100
samtab
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112?
_irawk_
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1.05 of x is 118.65, right?
So divide 118.65 by 1.05 to get x.
samtab
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i dont realy get it
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You are trying to find x, the original cost
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105% of x is 118.65
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So divide 118.65 by 1.05 (105%) to get x
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x is 118.65/1.05
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Original cost will be 100% -5% =95%because which you paid already included the tax.