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Math - Sales Tax

by Emone Vinson
(Houston, Tx)










































The chair advertised at Fabulous Furniture cost $24.95, and the table cost $42.50. Ming has decided to buy one table and four chairs. Sales tax in his state is 8%. About how much will the furniture cost him?

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Dec 29, 2011
Sales Tax
by: Staff


Question:

by Emone Vinson
(Houston, Tx)

The chair advertised at Fabulous Furniture cost $24.95, and the table cost $42.50. Ming has decided to buy one table and four chairs. Sales tax in his state is 8%. About how much will the furniture cost him?


Answer:


Cost of chairs = (number of chairs)*($24.95 per chair)

Cost of tables = (number of tables)*($42.50 per table)

Number of chairs = 4

Number of tables = 1

Sales tax = 8% of total spent

Total Cost of furniture = cost of chairs + cost of tables + sales tax


Cost of furniture without sales tax

Cost of furniture without sales tax = (number of chairs)*($24.95 per chair) + (number of tables)*($42.50 per table)

Cost of furniture without sales tax = (4)*($24.95 per chair) + (1)*($42.50 per table)

Cost of furniture without sales tax = 99.80 + 42.50

Cost of furniture without sales tax = $142.30


Sales Tax

Cost of sales tax = (8%)*(Cost of furniture without sales tax)

Convert 8% to its decimal equivalent (divide 8% by 100)

8% ÷ 100 = .08

Cost of sales tax = (8%)*(Cost of furniture without sales tax)

Cost of sales tax = (.08)*(Cost of furniture without sales tax)

Cost of sales tax = (.08)*( 142.30)

Cost of sales tax = $11.38

Total Cost of furniture = Cost of furniture
without sales tax + sales tax

Total Cost of furniture = 142.30 + 11.38

Total Cost of furniture = $153.68



The final answer is: $153.68


Thanks for writing.


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