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Of the total amount that Jill spent on a shopping trip,

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Of the total amount that Jill spent on a shopping trip, excluding taxes, she spent 50 percent on clothing, 20 percent on food, and 30 percent on other items. If Jill paid a 4 percent tax on the clothing, no tax on the food, and an 8 percent tax on all other items, then the total tax that she paid was what percent of the total amount that she spent,
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B. 3.6%
C. 4.4%
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Assume she has $200 to spend.
TAX
Clothing = 50% = $100= $4.00
Food = 20% = $ 40 = $0.00
Items = 30% = $ 60 = $ 4.80

Total tax = $8.80
% of total amount = 8.8/200 * 100 = 4.4%
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