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anonymous
 one year ago
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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?
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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sweetburger
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Do you know how to start this problem?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0regular price = 18 discount price is 15% of 18.....so for the discount , we turn percent to decimal, then multiply discount = 18 * 0.15 = ??

sweetburger
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes 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

sweetburger
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It 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
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