Stephanie Hunter

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2022-07-25

Rebecca goes to the store and spends $129 on food and $76 on non-food items.

The local sales tax rate in her town is 3% on food items and 6% on non-food items. The state sales tax rate is 3% on food items and 5% on non-food items.

What is the total cost of her purchase (including taxes)?

The local sales tax rate in her town is 3% on food items and 6% on non-food items. The state sales tax rate is 3% on food items and 5% on non-food items.

What is the total cost of her purchase (including taxes)?

Answer & Explanation

minotaurafe

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2022-07-26Added 22 answers

Step 1

Cost on food $=\$129$

Local sales tax $=3\mathrm{\%}$ and state tax $=3\mathrm{\%}$

Total cost on food $=129+\frac{3}{100}(129)+\frac{3}{100}(129)\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=\$136.74$

Step 2

Cost on non-food $=\$76$

Local sales tax $=6\mathrm{\%}$ and state tax $=5\mathrm{\%}$

Total cost on non-food items: $76+\frac{6}{100}(76)+\frac{5}{100}(76)$

$=76+4.56+3.8=\$84.36$

total cost of her purchase $=\$136.74+\$84.36\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=\$221.1$

Cost on food $=\$129$

Local sales tax $=3\mathrm{\%}$ and state tax $=3\mathrm{\%}$

Total cost on food $=129+\frac{3}{100}(129)+\frac{3}{100}(129)\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=\$136.74$

Step 2

Cost on non-food $=\$76$

Local sales tax $=6\mathrm{\%}$ and state tax $=5\mathrm{\%}$

Total cost on non-food items: $76+\frac{6}{100}(76)+\frac{5}{100}(76)$

$=76+4.56+3.8=\$84.36$

total cost of her purchase $=\$136.74+\$84.36\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}=\$221.1$

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