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Anita bought these supplies for school.

  • 5 packs of pencils that cost $0.79 each
  • 8 packs of pens for $1.19 each
  •  What was the total cost of the pencils and pens, plus a 7% sales tax?
 Mar 5, 2019
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How are you going to start this problem?

How much do the pensils cost (without any tax) How do you work that out?

If you answer quickly, I will talk you through it :)

 Mar 5, 2019
edited by Melody  Mar 5, 2019
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Please no one answer more unless hoiuu has responded with an attempt at something. 

Melody  Mar 5, 2019
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0.79*5=3.95

1.19*8=9.52

Then i dont know how to add the 7%

 Mar 5, 2019
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ok that is a good start, now add them together to get a total cost without tax. Please do it quickly as it is 4am here :)

Melody  Mar 5, 2019
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Wow Melody it's just about noon here.

ilovepuppies1880  Mar 5, 2019
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You must be towards the East Coast of America or Canada :)

You are in my yesterday LOL.  It is Wednesday here :)

 

Here is a site that I refer to all the time.  You can work out where I might be from.

https://www.timeanddate.com/time/map/

 

 

sorry, I forgot the link ... it is 4:08am and I am half asleep   LOL

Melody  Mar 5, 2019
edited by Melody  Mar 5, 2019
edited by Melody  Mar 5, 2019
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You have to be from Sydney, Australia. I remember because someone was talking about it before.  Lol Melody it's fine im about half asleep too.

ilovepuppies1880  Mar 5, 2019
edited by ilovepuppies1880  Mar 5, 2019
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Plus the link didn't show up

ilovepuppies1880  Mar 5, 2019
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I have to be from somewhere because someone told you ... don't people ever tell fibs ?      cheeky

 

Maybe you should check on the link site to see if that might be true  :)

Melody  Mar 5, 2019
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I don't know where it came from I just remember from somewhere. PLus I did use a time checker too see if it was correct a minute ago

ilovepuppies1880  Mar 5, 2019
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okok I can't trick you :)  I'm from Sydney and you are from Eastern USA or Canada.  Probably USA because more people here are from the USA then from Canada I think.   

Give me a hint and I will see if i can guess your state or city.

Melody  Mar 5, 2019
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ok im from the east coast and its currently 2:30 pm

ilovepuppies1880  Mar 5, 2019
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13.47

 Mar 5, 2019
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ok  Now what is 7% as a decimal   (or fraction)

Melody  Mar 5, 2019
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0.07

 Mar 5, 2019
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nice!

 

So Tax=0.07 of  13.47       (and of is multiply)

 

After you find the tax you can add it to the cost without the tax to get the final total.

Melody  Mar 5, 2019
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What happened hoiuu?

You were answering - I can see that. And then there was nothing there   sad

Melody  Mar 5, 2019
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aww they were doing so good too!! crying

ilovepuppies1880  Mar 5, 2019

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