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1) Internet: $80, with no sales tax, plus $10 shipping fee [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2008, 22:19
1) Internet: $80, with no sales tax, plus $10 shipping fee
2) Store X: $90, a 10% discount, plus 10% tax on discounted price
3) Store Y: $90, no tax
4) Store Z: $90, a 10% sales tax, and $10 rebate after tax

Isaac can purchase a certain item in four different ways, as shown in the table. What is the lowest price for which he can purchase this item?
- 88.10
- 89.00
- 89.10
- 89.50
- 90.00

P.S> I still don't know how to get the right answer according to PowerPrep ...
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Re: Lowest price of the purchase (Mistake in PowerPrep?) [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2008, 22:21
PowerPrep doesn't agree that 89.00 is the answer?
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Re: Lowest price of the purchase (Mistake in PowerPrep?) [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2008, 22:25
solaris1 wrote:
PowerPrep doesn't agree that 89.00 is the answer?


It does agree, but could you please explain me how did you get 89.00, please?
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Re: Lowest price of the purchase (Mistake in PowerPrep?) [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2008, 22:29
Sure - does this help?

1. Total Price = $80 + $10 = $90
2. Total Price = $90 - $9 discount = $81 + $8.10 tax = $89.10
3. $90
4. Total Price = $90 + $9 tax = $99 - $10 rebate = $89

$89.00 is the lowest of the four.

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1) Internet: $80, with no sales tax, plus $10 shipping fee
2) Store X: $90, a 10% discount, plus 10% tax on discounted price
3) Store Y: $90, no tax
4) Store Z: $90, a 10% sales tax, and $10 rebate after tax

Isaac can purchase a certain item in four different ways, as shown in the table. What is the lowest price for which he can purchase this item?
- 88.10
- 89.00
- 89.10
- 89.50
- 90.00

P.S> I still don't know how to get the right answer according to PowerPrep ...
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Re: Lowest price of the purchase (Mistake in PowerPrep?) [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2008, 22:36
Got it, ... thanks =)
Re: Lowest price of the purchase (Mistake in PowerPrep?)   [#permalink] 27 Jan 2008, 22:36
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