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# The sales tax of an item is 8%. If sales tax had been only 5% Ben woul

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The sales tax of an item is 8%. If sales tax had been only 5% Ben would have paid \$12 less sales tax. What was the total amount that Ben paid for the purchase?

A) 368
B) 380
C) 400
D) 420
E) 432

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Re: The sales tax of an item is 8%. If sales tax had been only 5% Ben woul  [#permalink]

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19 May 2017, 08:14
Kritesh wrote:
The sales tax of an item is 8%. If sales tax had been only 5% Ben would have paid \$12 less sales tax. What was the total amount that Ben paid for the purchase?

A) 368
B) 380
C) 400
D) 420
E) 432

Discussed here: connie-paid-a-sales-tax-of-8-percent-on-her-purchase-if-the-sales-tax-63683.html

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