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anonymous

  • one year ago

Help!! Ellen wants to purchase a book that is regularly priced at $18. The book is discounted 15%. She also needs to pay a 6% sales tax on the discounted price. What is the total amount Ellen will pay for the book?

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  1. sweetburger
    • one year ago
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    Do you know how to start this problem?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    regular price = 18 discount price is 15% of 18.....so for the discount , we turn percent to decimal, then multiply discount = 18 * 0.15 = ??

  3. sweetburger
    • one year ago
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    yes correct so then you get the value of 18*.15 then you must take that value and find the amount of tax on the discounted value

  4. sweetburger
    • one year ago
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    It would look like this. 18*.15 = x (x = discounted value of the book) so x*.6 = y (y = the sales tax on the book) so your final answer would be x + y

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Its c

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