# Math7 2-6 Problem Solving Practice - Sales Tax, Tips And Markup

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How to find Sales Tax, Tips and MarkupStep 1: Add the percentage to 100%. (This is your new percentage)Step 2: Change the new percentage to a decimal and multiply it times the price.

• 1.

### SKATEBOARDS Inez wants to buy a skateboard but she does not know if she has enough money. The price of the skateboard is \$80 and the sales tax is 7%. What will be the total cost of the skateboard?

Explanation
1. 100 + 7 = 107% or 1.07
2. 1.07 (80) = \$85.60

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• 2.

### HAIRCUT Josiah went to the local barber to get his hair cut. It cost \$18 for the haircut. Josiah tipped the barber 15%. What was the total cost of the haircut including the tip?

Explanation
1. 100 + 15 = 115% or 1.15
2. 1.15 (18) = \$20.70

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• 3.

### MEAL Madeline took 3 friends out for dinner. The cost of the meals was \$46.50. She left a 20% tip. What was the total cost including the tip?

Explanation
1. 100 + 20 = 120% or 1.20
2. 1.20 (46.50) = \$55.80

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### COMPUTERS Andrea ordered a computer on the Internet. The computer cost \$1,399 plus 6 1/2% sales tax. What was the total amount Andrea paid for her computer?

Explanation
1. 100 + 6.5 = 106.5% or 1.065
2. 1.065 (1399) = \$1,489.94

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### MAGAZINES Ivan bought these two magazines that cost \$4.95 each. If the sales tax was 6.75%, what was the total amount that he paid for the magazines?

Explanation
1. 100 + 6.75 = 106.75% or 1.0675
2. 1.0675 (9.90) = \$10.57

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### CATERED DINNER The Striton family had a meal catered for a wedding rehearsal dinner. The cost of the dinner was \$476. There was a 5% sales tax and they left a 15% tip. What was the total cost including the sales tax and the tip?

Explanation
1. 100 + 15 + 5 = 120% or 1.20
2. 1.20 (476) = \$571.20

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