Matthew bought a pair of jeans for $35, how much did he have to spend in tax if tax was 8.5%?

Ticon6 Jan 20, 2022

#1**+2 **

Is the $35 with or without tax?

If it is with tax:

35 = 108.5

32.26 = 100 so $2.74

If it is without tax:

35 = 100

2.98 = 8 so $2.98

BuilderBoi Jan 20, 2022

#2**0 **

x + 0.085(x) = 35

1.085x = 35

1.085x/1.085 = 35/1.085

x = 32.26

--> 32.26 (0.085)

--> $2.74

Slimesewer Jan 22, 2022