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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, [#permalink]  06 May 2006, 05:05
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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,
excluding taxes?
A. 2.8%
B. 3.6%
C. 4.4%
D. 5.2%
E. 6.0%
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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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