What is the total cost of a pair of jeans that are priced $40.00 if there is a 6.5% sales tax? $40.65 $42.60 $44.00 $46.50

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2015-11-19 08:43:30

A pair of jeans = $40.00 There is a 6.5% sales tax. First change the % into a decimal by moving the decimal point two spaces to the left. 0.065 Multiply that by 40.00 to find out how much the tax is. 40 × 0.065 = 2.6 Now add the tax to the initial price. 40.00 + 2.6 = 42.60 The total cost is $42.60.

2015-11-19 08:44:45

$40.00 + 0.065*40.00 ( 6.5% = 0.065 as a decimal fraction) = $42.60

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