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Neil paid $357, including 5% sales tax, for a suit. What was the cost of the suit, not counting the tax? CHOOSE THE BEST ANSWER AND GIVE EXPLINATION ON WHY YOU THINK THIS!!!

A. $339.15

B. $340.00

C. $342.00

D. $352.00

E. $374.81

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Let the price of the suit BEFORE 5% tax =S

 

S + 5%S =$357.00

S + [0.05 x S] = $357.00

1.05S = $357.00     Divide both sides by 1.05

S = $357.00 / 1.05

S = $340.00 - Cost of the suit before 5% tax.

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