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

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Re: Of the total amount that Jill spent on a shopping trip, excluding taxe [#permalink]
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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%

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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Re: Of the total amount that Jill spent on a shopping trip, excluding taxe [#permalink]
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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venky964 wrote:
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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I got 4.4 as total tax but the last phrase "excluding taxes " doesn't mean we need to find tax/(100-4.4) . i assumed money spent = 100.

Bunuel - Can you please explain , what excluding taxes means here .

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