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The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition

In Country X a returning tourist may import goods with a total value of $500 or less tax free, but must pay an 8 percent tax on the portion of the total value in excess of $500. What tax must be paid by a returning tourist who imports goods with a total value of $730 ?

(A) $58.40
(B) $40 .00
(C) $24.60
(D) $18.40
(E) $16.00

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Category: Arithmetic Percents
Page: 63
Difficulty: 500


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In Country X a returning tourist may import goods with a total value of $500 or less tax free, but must pay an 8 percent tax on the portion of the total value in excess of $500. What tax must be paid by a returning tourist who imports goods with a total value of $730 ?

(A) $58.40
(B) $40 .00
(C) $24.60
(D) $18.40
(E) $16.00

The tourist must pay tax on $730 - $500 = $230. Thus the amount to be paid is 0.08*$230 = $18.40.

Answer: D.
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I think D.
The amount in excess of 500 : 730-500=230
The amount of tax : 230*0.08 = 18.4 (D)
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Since the 8% tax levied is on the portion of the total value in excess of $500, 8% has to be computed for the difference in value from $730.

The difference is 730 - 500 = 230.
Tax to be paid by the returning tourist is (.08) * 230 = 18.4.

The answer is (D).
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In Country X a returning tourist may import goods with a total value of $500 or less tax free, but must pay an 8 percent tax on the portion of the total value in excess of $500. What tax must be paid by a returning tourist who imports goods with a total value of $730 ?

(A) $58.40
(B) $40 .00
(C) $24.60
(D) $18.40
(E) $16.00

The tourist must pay tax on $730 - $500 = $230. Thus the amount to be paid is 0.08*$230 = $18.40.

Answer: D.
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New post 15 Jan 2014, 21:04
My solution: 730-500= 230
For every 100, tax paid is $8 So tax paid >16. Closest option: D
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Bunuel wrote:
The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition

In Country X a returning tourist may import goods with a total value of $500 or less tax free, but must pay an 8 percent tax on the portion of the total value in excess of $500. What tax must be paid by a returning tourist who imports goods with a total value of $730 ?

(A) $58.40
(B) $40 .00
(C) $24.60
(D) $18.40
(E) $16.00

Problem Solving
Question: 12
Category: Arithmetic Percents
Page: 63
Difficulty: 500


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730-500=230$

230*0.8=18.4
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