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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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  1. ktnguyen1 Group Title
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    Try it 118.65(95)/100

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    112?

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    1.05 of x is 118.65, right? So divide 118.65 by 1.05 to get x.

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    i dont realy get it

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  5. _irawk_ Group Title
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    You are trying to find x, the original cost

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  6. _irawk_ Group Title
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    105% of x is 118.65

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  7. _irawk_ Group Title
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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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  9. ktnguyen1 Group Title
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    Original cost will be 100% -5% =95%because which you paid already included the tax.

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