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The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of a certain item is $60. Store A sells the item for 20 percent more than the MSRP. The regular price of the item at Store B is 30 percent more than the MSRP, but the item is currently on sale for 10 percent less than the regular price. If sales tax is 5 percent of the purchase price at both stores, what is the result when the total cost of the item at Store B is subtracted from the total cost of the item at Store A?

A. $0
B. $0.63
C. $1.80
D. $1.89
E. $2.10
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MSRP = 60

Price at Store A \(= 60 * \frac{120}{100} = 72\)

Price at Store B \(= 60 * \frac{130}{100} * \frac{90}{100} = 70.2\)

Difference = 72.0 - 70.2 = 1.8

Sales tax applicable = 5% on both

= 1.8 + 0.09 = 1.89

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The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of a certain item is $60. Store A sells the item for 20 percent more than the MSRP. The regular price of the item at Store B is 30 percent more than the MSRP, but the item is currently on sale for 10 percent less than the regular price. If sales tax is 5 percent of the purchase price at both stores, what is the result when the total cost of the item at Store B is subtracted from the total cost of the item at Store A?

A. $0
B. $0.63
C. $1.80
D. $1.89
E. $2.10

This question is almost same, except for the last part of the question. Source: ManhattanPrep
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of a certain item is $60. Store A sells the item for 20 percent more than the MSRP. The regular price of the item at Store B is 30 percent more than the MSRP, but the item is currently on sale for 10 percent less than the regular price. If sales tax is 5 percent of the purchase price at both stores, how much more will someone pay in sales tax to purchase the item at Store A?
A) $0
B)$0.09
C)$0.18
D)$0.30
E)$1.80
Please help me understand the last part of the question.
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The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of a certain item is $60. Store A sells the item for 20 percent more than the MSRP. The regular price of the item at Store B is 30 percent more than the MSRP, but the item is currently on sale for 10 percent less than the regular price. If sales tax is 5 percent of the purchase price at both stores, what is the result when the total cost of the item at Store B is subtracted from the total cost of the item at Store A?

A. $0
B. $0.63
C. $1.80
D. $1.89
E. $2.10

This question is almost same, except for the last part of the question. Source: ManhattanPrep
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of a certain item is $60. Store A sells the item for 20 percent more than the MSRP. The regular price of the item at Store B is 30 percent more than the MSRP, but the item is currently on sale for 10 percent less than the regular price. If sales tax is 5 percent of the purchase price at both stores, how much more will someone pay in sales tax to purchase the item at Store A?
A) $0
B)$0.09
C)$0.18
D)$0.30
E)$1.80
Please help me understand the last part of the question.


The last part asks to calculate the difference in sales tax amount i.e [ 5% of purchase price at store A - 5% of purchase price at store B ]
After basic calculations one can easily find the purchase prices at store A and B.

The purchase price at store A = 72
Sales tax amount at store A = 5% of 72 = 3.60
The purchase price at store B = 70.2
Sales tax amount at store B = 5% of 70.2 = 3.51
5% of purchase price at store A - 5% of purchase price at store B = 3.60-3.51 = 0.09 (Ans)

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Bunuel wrote:
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of a certain item is $60. Store A sells the item for 20 percent more than the MSRP. The regular price of the item at Store B is 30 percent more than the MSRP, but the item is currently on sale for 10 percent less than the regular price. If sales tax is 5 percent of the purchase price at both stores, what is the result when the total cost of the item at Store B is subtracted from the total cost of the item at Store A?

A. $0
B. $0.63
C. $1.80
D. $1.89
E. $2.10


Since everything increases/decreases in percentage terms, another method is to assume price as 100 and then multiply the final answer by 3/5 to adjust for 60.

Store A price = 100 + 20 = 120
Store B price = 100 + 30 - 13 = 117

Difference after incorporating sales tax and adjusting for 60 = 3 * (105/100) ( 3/5) = 189/100 = $1.89

Answer (D)
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Hi Bunuel, VeritasprepKarishma,

I did not understand this part of the question: "what is the result when the total cost of the item at Store B is subtracted from the total cost of the item at Store A?" What is the 'total cost' referring to?

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Hi Bunuel, VeritasprepKarishma,

I did not understand this part of the question: "what is the result when the total cost of the item at Store B is subtracted from the total cost of the item at Store A?" What is the 'total cost' referring to?


Total cost here is referring to the final price of A and B after applying the sales/taxes.
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Thank you, abhimahna. I guess I was confusing it with cost price.

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