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Jordan bought a notebook for $5, 6 pencils for $1 each, and a binder for $9. The sales tax for the whole purchase was $2 What percent was the sales tax?( The First one ) Jackie buys a basket for $6, 2 pounds of apples for $3.50 per pound, and 2 pounds of oranges for $3.50 each per pound. The tax for the whole purchase is $1. Express the tax as a percentage.( The second one)

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VernieBlann931

1. [latex]t=[/latex] total [latex]t=5+6(1)+9[/latex] [latex]t=20[/latex] $20 total [latex]p=[/latex] sales tax from purchase [latex]s=[/latex] sales tax percentage [latex]ts=p\\20s=2 \\ s= \frac{2}{20} \\ s=.1[/latex] [latex].1(100)=10[/latex] 10% sales tax 2. [latex]t=[/latex] total [latex]t=6+2(3.5)+2(3.5)[/latex] [latex]t=6+7+7[/latex] [latex]t=20[/latex] $20 total [latex]p=[/latex] sales tax from purchase [latex]s=[/latex] sales tax percentage [latex]ts=p \\20s=1\\ s= \frac{1}{20} \\ s=.05[/latex] [latex].05(100)=5[/latex] 5% sales tax

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