anonymous
  • anonymous
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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anonymous
  • anonymous
Try it 118.65(95)/100
anonymous
  • anonymous
112?
anonymous
  • anonymous
1.05 of x is 118.65, right? So divide 118.65 by 1.05 to get x.

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

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