Mathematics

Question

mrs jones attended a southern living Home party she purchased a vase which cost $34.99 The shipping charge was three dollars and 8.25% sale tax was paid on the subtotal which included the shipping charge how much did she pay for the vase

1 Answer

  • The total amount paid for vase is $ 41

    Solution:

    Given that

    Cost of vase = $ 34.99

    Shipping charge = 3 dollars

    Sales tax = 8.25 % was paid on the subtotal which included the shipping charge

    To find: total amount paid for vase

    total amount paid for vase = Cost of vase + Shipping charge + sales tax

    Let us first find the sales tax

    Given that 8.25 % was paid on the subtotal which included the shipping charge

    Subtotal = 34.99 + 3 = 37.99

    So 8.25 % of 37.99 was paid as sales tax

    [tex]\text{ sales tax } = \frac{8.25}{100} \times 37.99 = 3.1341[/tex]

    Therefore sales tax amount paid = $ 3.1341

    total amount paid for vase = Cost of vase + Shipping charge + sales tax

    total amount paid for vase = 34.99 + 3 + 3.1341 = 41.1241 ≈ 41

    Therefore total amount paid for vase is $ 41

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