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Of the total amount that Jill spent on a shopping trip, excluding taxe

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Of the total amount that Jill spent on a shopping trip, excluding taxes, she spent 50 percent on clothing, 20 percent on food, and 30 percent on other items. If Jill paid a 4 percent tax on the clothing, no tax on the food, and an 8 percent tax on all other items, then the total tax that she paid was what percent of the total amount that she spent, excluding taxes?

(A) 2.8%
(B) 3.6%
(C) 4.4%
(D) 5.2%
(E) 6.0%

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Bunuel wrote:
Of the total amount that Jill spent on a shopping trip, excluding taxes, she spent 50 percent on clothing, 20 percent on food, and 30 percent on other items. If Jill paid a 4 percent tax on the clothing, no tax on the food, and an 8 percent tax on all other items, then the total tax that she paid was what percent of the total amount that she spent, excluding taxes?

(A) 2.8%
(B) 3.6%
(C) 4.4%
(D) 5.2%
(E) 6.0%


Let amount spent by Jill = 100

Clothing=50, Food=20, others=30

Tax on clothing= 2
Tax on others=2.4

Percentage= 4.4/100 4.4%

Answer: C
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let the amount spent by jill be $ 100
so she spent $50 on clothing and tax on clothing item = 4% of 50 = $2
so she spent $ 20 on food items with no tax
so she spent $ 30 on other items and 8% tax on them = 8% of 30 = $2.4
total tax = $4.4
percent of the total amount that she spent, excluding taxes = 4.4/100 = 4.4%
correct answer - C
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Bunuel wrote:
Of the total amount that Jill spent on a shopping trip, excluding taxes, she spent 50 percent on clothing, 20 percent on food, and 30 percent on other items. If Jill paid a 4 percent tax on the clothing, no tax on the food, and an 8 percent tax on all other items, then the total tax that she paid was what percent of the total amount that she spent, excluding taxes?

(A) 2.8%
(B) 3.6%
(C) 4.4%
(D) 5.2%
(E) 6.0%



total amount of taxex paid = \((\frac{50}{100}*\frac{4}{100})\)+\((\frac{30}{100}*\frac{8}{100})\)

\(\frac{(200+240)}{10^4}\) = \(\frac{440}{10^4}\) = 4.4%

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Hello Bunuel thank you for the question. Could you please clarify if this would be considered a sub 600 or 600-700 level question in you opinion?


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Hello Bunuel thank you for the question. Could you please clarify if this would be considered a sub 600 or 600-700 level question in you opinion?


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According to the stats (you can check the stats in the first post), it's a sub-600 level question.
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