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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

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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


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

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