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# A certain state has a sales tax of 5 percent on the portion of

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18 Dec 2018, 06:02
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A certain state has a sales tax of 5 percent on the portion of a purchase price that is greater than $200. If a customer paid$830 on a laptop, including tax, what was the purchase price of the laptop?

(A) $720 (B)$750

(C) $780 (D)$800

(E) $810 _________________ If you liked my post, kindly give me a Kudos. Thanks. Board of Directors Status: QA & VA Forum Moderator Joined: 11 Jun 2011 Posts: 4772 Location: India GPA: 3.5 WE: Business Development (Commercial Banking) Re: A certain state has a sales tax of 5 percent on the portion of [#permalink] ### Show Tags 18 Dec 2018, 08:14 rohan2345 wrote: A certain state has a sales tax of 5 percent on the portion of a purchase price that is greater than$200. If a customer paid $830 on a laptop, including tax, what was the purchase price of the laptop? (A)$720

(B) $750 (C)$780

(D) $800 (E)$810

Check using the options...

( 800 - 200)*5% + 800 = 830

Or, $$\frac{600*5}{100} + 800 = 830$$, Thus Answer must be (D)
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