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