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Connie paid a sales tax of 8 percent on her purchase. If the [#permalink]
09 May 2008, 17:58

Connie paid a sales tax of 8 percent on her purchase. If the sales tax had been only 5 percent, she would have paid $12 less in sales tax on her purchase. What was the total amount that Connie paid for her purchase including sales tax?

Connie paid a sales tax of 8 percent on her purchase. If the sales tax had been only 5 percent, she would have paid $12 less in sales tax on her purchase. What was the total amount that Connie paid for her purchase including sales tax?

A) $368

B) $380

C) $400

D) $420

E) $432

OA to follow.

Connie paid x dollar before sales tax so, 1.08x - 1.05x = 12 0.03x = 12 x = 400 sales tax 400*8% = 32 Connie paid = 400+32= $432 Ans. E _________________

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