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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 does the factor c-0.05c represent?

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  1. PatrickWeeWoos
    • one year ago
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    @campbell_st

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    @campbell_st

  3. texaschic101
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    I think ...your item total cost of your item (c) is being discounted by 5%.....because the .07 is your 7% sales tax.

  4. PatrickWeeWoos
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    So c-0.05c is the discount percent

  5. texaschic101
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    .05 is the discount...which is 5%. It is what the price of the item would cost with the discount

  6. texaschic101
    • one year ago
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    c - .05c is the discount price....then you would multiply that by the .07 for the sales tax

  7. texaschic101
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    Example... your item (c) costs $100. And you get a discount of 5% off of the item .07(c - .05c) = .07 (100 - .05(100) = .07 (100 - 5) = .07 (95) --- that 95 is the price of the item with the 5% discount 6.65 --- and this would be the sales tax

  8. PatrickWeeWoos
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    So the regular price? and one more question!

  9. texaschic101
    • one year ago
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    I am not sure how to word it.....it is the price of the item minus the 5% discount

  10. texaschic101
    • one year ago
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    I am sorry but I kinda lost track of time....I have to go now...I am so sorry :(

  11. PatrickWeeWoos
    • one year ago
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    okay thank you

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