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An item is levied a sales tax of 10 percent on the part of the price

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An item is levied a sales tax of 10 percent on the part of the price that is greater than \$200. If a customer paid a sales tax of \$10 on the item, what was the price of the item?

(A) \$200
(B) \$250
(C) \$300
(D) \$360
(E) \$400

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24 Sep 2018, 03:27
Bunuel wrote:
An item is levied a sales tax of 10 percent on the part of the price that is greater than \$200. If a customer paid a sales tax of \$10 on the item, what was the price of the item?

(A) \$200
(B) \$250
(C) \$300
(D) \$360
(E) \$400

10% of X = \$10 (where X is price greater than \$200)
X= \$100
Total price = \$300
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