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The price of an all-access ticket to the fair is $42.99 before tax. Roland bought the all-access ticket for 40% off. He then paid 7% sales tax on the discounted price. Part A: How much did Roland pay in sales tax? Show all work and steps in your solution. Part B: What is the total amount that Roland paid for the ticket? Show all work and steps in your solution

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @jim_thompson5910 my sale tax is 1.74

  2. anonymous
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    40%*42.99-17.19 =24.99 then I find t

  3. anonymous
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    7% of 24.99

  4. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    x = original price of ticket 40% off means he pays 60% of the full price, so 0.60x 7% tax means he has to add an additional 0.07*(0.60x) = 0.042x to the final cost so the total cost is 0.60x+0.042x = 0.642x

  5. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    hopefully you're seeing how I'm getting all this?

  6. anonymous
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    yes I do

  7. jim_thompson5910
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    "The price of an all-access ticket to the fair is $42.99 before tax" so ignore the tax part and just focus on 0.60x

  8. jim_thompson5910
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    0.60x = 42.99 x = ???

  9. anonymous
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    I was thinking about the reduce

  10. jim_thompson5910
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    hmm I'm not sure if $42.99 is the price BEFORE the 40% reduction? or AFTER the 40% reduction?

  11. anonymous
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    that was confusing

  12. jim_thompson5910
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    yeah I'm stuck too

  13. anonymous
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    guess tax is always paid last

  14. jim_thompson5910
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    yeah true

  15. jim_thompson5910
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    but I'm still not sure if $42.99 is the original cost or the reduced cost

  16. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    after re-reading i think its the original and just to show how they arrive at it base on the calculation

  17. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    ok so if $42.99 is the original price before the 40% reduction then 60% of 42.99 = 0.60*42.99 = ??

  18. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    71.65

  19. jim_thompson5910
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    .6*42.99 = 25.794

  20. anonymous
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    25.79

  21. jim_thompson5910
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    original price before reduction = $42.99 price after reduction = $25.79

  22. jim_thompson5910
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    now take 7% of that reduced price to find how much tax is paid

  23. anonymous
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    1.81

  24. jim_thompson5910
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    good

  25. anonymous
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    23.98 he paid for tickets

  26. jim_thompson5910
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    total price = (price after reduction) + (tax)

  27. anonymous
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    27.60

  28. jim_thompson5910
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    yes

  29. anonymous
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    thanks for your help

  30. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    no problem

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