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In some states, you pay a sales tax on items you purchase. A sales tax is a percent of what a customer pays for an item that costs c dollars. The expression 0.07(c – 0.05c) represents the amount of sales tax in a certain state that would be collected on an item that has been discounted by a certain percent. The expression has two factors.
What is the sales tax percent?
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The item cost c originally.
It had a discount of 5%.
5% = 0.05, so a discount of 5% means a discount of 5%c = 0.05c dollars
That means that c - 0.05c is the price of the item after discount but before tax.
Which other factor do you still see? That must be the tax.
0.07 is the other factor I see, is that what you mean?
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Correct. Now think of what 0.07 is doing there.
The price of the item after discount is c - 0.05c
When you multiply 0.07 by c - 0.05c, as in
0.07(c - 0.05c), it's the same as taking 7% of the discounted price.
What can you conclude is the tax in percent?
is it .30
is it .30
0.07(c - 0.05c), it's the same as taking 7% of the discounted price
The answer is that the tax is 7%
Thank You, I thought that you have to multiply 0.07(c-0.05c)