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# If the sales tax on a $12.00 purchase is$0.66, what is the sales tax

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If the sales tax on a $12.00 purchase is$0.66, what is the sales tax on a $20.00 purchase? A.$1.08
B. $1.10 C.$1.16
D. $1.18 E.$1.20

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24 Jan 2018, 23:52
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Let x be the sales tax rate.

$12*x/100= 0.66 Solving x=22/4% For$20,
22/4*20/100=$1.10 Sent from my iPhone using GMAT Club Forum _________________ Help with kudos if u found the post useful. Thanks Board of Directors Status: QA & VA Forum Moderator Joined: 11 Jun 2011 Posts: 4511 Location: India GPA: 3.5 WE: Business Development (Commercial Banking) Re: If the sales tax on a$12.00 purchase is $0.66, what is the sales tax [#permalink] ### Show Tags 25 Jan 2018, 08:17 Bunuel wrote: If the sales tax on a$12.00 purchase is $0.66, what is the sales tax on a$20.00 purchase?

A. $1.08 B.$1.10
C. $1.16 D.$1.18
E. $1.20 $$\frac{0.66}{12}*20$$ = 1.10, Answer will be (B) _________________ Thanks and Regards Abhishek.... PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES FOR POSTING IN QA AND VA FORUM AND USE SEARCH FUNCTION BEFORE POSTING NEW QUESTIONS How to use Search Function in GMAT Club | Rules for Posting in QA forum | Writing Mathematical Formulas |Rules for Posting in VA forum | Request Expert's Reply ( VA Forum Only ) Director Joined: 31 Jul 2017 Posts: 515 Location: Malaysia Schools: INSEAD Jan '19 GMAT 1: 700 Q50 V33 GPA: 3.95 WE: Consulting (Energy and Utilities) Re: If the sales tax on a$12.00 purchase is $0.66, what is the sales tax [#permalink] ### Show Tags 26 Jan 2018, 22:47 Bunuel wrote: If the sales tax on a$12.00 purchase is $0.66, what is the sales tax on a$20.00 purchase?

A. $1.08 B.$1.10
C. $1.16 D.$1.18
E. $1.20 Simple by using cross-multiplication Method, $$12 ---- 0.66$$ $$20 ----- x$$ $$x = 1.1$$ _________________ If my Post helps you in Gaining Knowledge, Help me with KUDOS.. !! IIMA, IIMC School Moderator Joined: 04 Sep 2016 Posts: 1360 Location: India WE: Engineering (Other) If the sales tax on a$12.00 purchase is $0.66, what is the sales tax [#permalink] ### Show Tags 11 Mar 2018, 04:43 niks18 Hatakekakashi Where am I faltering in approximation here? Let x be the sales tax rate.$12*x/100= 0.66
Solving x=66/12 . . . . . (1)
which is slightly more than 66/11 which in simplified form is 6 . . . ..(2)
Since on comparing (1) with (2)
(1) is having higher denominator my fraction will be slightly smaller than (2)
So x could be closer to 5.8 or 5.9

Now closest value when multiplied with $20 which is closest to , but smaller than 6 gives final value as something just very close but smaller than 1.2, which is (D) _________________ It's the journey that brings us happiness not the destination. Feeling stressed, you are not alone!! Retired Moderator Joined: 25 Feb 2013 Posts: 1197 Location: India GPA: 3.82 Re: If the sales tax on a$12.00 purchase is $0.66, what is the sales tax [#permalink] ### Show Tags 11 Mar 2018, 05:02 adkikani wrote: niks18 Hatakekakashi Where am I faltering in approximation here? Let x be the sales tax rate.$12*x/100= 0.66
Solving x=66/12 . . . . . (1)
which is slightly more than 66/11 which in simplified form is 6 . . . ..(2)
Since on comparing (1) with (2)
(1) is having higher denominator my fraction will be slightly smaller than (2)
So x could be closer to 5.8 or 5.9

Now closest value when multiplied with $20 which is closest to , but smaller than 6 gives final value as something just very close but smaller than 1.2, which is (D) Hi adkikani why you need approximation here. Let's say sales tax is x% so 12*x%=0.66 => x%=0.66/12 So sales tax on$20 will be 20*x%=20*0.66/12=1.1

You will get the answer directly. no need to approximate
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Where am I faltering in approximation here?

Let x be the sales tax rate.

$12*x/100= 0.66 Solving x=66/12 . . . . . (1) which is slightly more than 66/11 which in simplified form is 6 . . . ..(2) Since on comparing (1) with (2) (1) is having higher denominator my fraction will be slightly smaller than (2) So x could be closer to 5.8 or 5.9 Now closest value when multiplied with$20 which is closest to , but smaller than 6
gives final value as something just very close but smaller than 1.2, which is (D)

there is no need to approximate

try the unitary method

12 - 0.66
20 - ? (x)

x= $$\frac{20*0.66}{12}$$ = $$\frac{10*0.66}{6}$$ = 10x.11 = 1.1

approximate when there are no values given
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Bunuel wrote:
If the sales tax on a $12.00 purchase is$0.66, what is the sales tax on a $20.00 purchase? A.$1.08
B. $1.10 C.$1.16
D. $1.18 E.$1.20

If we let n = the sales tax on the 20 dollar purchase, we can create a proportion and solve for n:

0.66/12 = n/20

20 x 0.66 = 12n

13.2 = 12n

13.2/12 = n

1.1 = n

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A. $1.08 B.$1.10
C. $1.16 D.$1.18
E. $1.20 We can also solve this question using equivalent ratios We're comparing sales tax to retail price We get: sales tax/retail price =$0.66/$12.00 What is the sales tax on a$20.00 purchase?
Let x = the sales tax

We can write: $0.66/$12.00 = x/$20.00 Cross multiply to get: (0.66)(20) = (12)(x) To make things easier, let's first divide both sides by 4 to get: (0.66)(5) = (3)(x) Then divide both sides by 3 to get: (0.22)(5) = x Evaluate: 1.10 = x Answer: B RELATED VIDEO FROM OUR COURSE _________________ Test confidently with gmatprepnow.com Re: If the sales tax on a$12.00 purchase is $0.66, what is the sales tax [#permalink] 24 Aug 2018, 07:54 Display posts from previous: Sort by # If the sales tax on a$12.00 purchase is \$0.66, what is the sales tax

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