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The sales tax rate in Bergville is 6%. During a sale at the Bergville Coat Closet, the price of a coat is discounted 20% from its $90.00 price. Two clerks, Jack and Jill, calculate the bill independently. Jack rings up $90.00 and adds 6% sales tax, then subtracts 20% from this total. Jill rings up $90.00, subtracts 20% of the price, then adds 6% of the discounted price for sales tax. What is Jack's total minus Jill's total? | The sales tax rate in Bergville is 6%. During a sale at the Bergville Coat Closet, the price of a coat is discounted 20% from its $90.00 price. Two clerks, Jack and Jill, calculate the bill independently. Jack rings up $90.00 and adds 6% sales tax, then subtracts 20% from this total. Jill rings up $90.00, subtracts 20% of the price, then adds 6% of the discounted price for sales tax. What is Jack's total minus Jill's total? | ||
− | <math> \textbf{(A)}\ \textdollar 1.06\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ \textdollar 0.53 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \textdollar 0\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ \textdollar 0.53\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ \textdollar 1.06 </math> | + | <math> \textbf{(A)}\ \textdollar -1.06\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ \textdollar -0.53 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \textdollar 0\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ \textdollar 0.53\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ \textdollar 1.06 </math> |
==Solution== | ==Solution== |
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Problem
The sales tax rate in Bergville is 6%. During a sale at the Bergville Coat Closet, the price of a coat is discounted 20% from its $90.00 price. Two clerks, Jack and Jill, calculate the bill independently. Jack rings up $90.00 and adds 6% sales tax, then subtracts 20% from this total. Jill rings up $90.00, subtracts 20% of the price, then adds 6% of the discounted price for sales tax. What is Jack's total minus Jill's total?
Solution
The price Jacks rings up is . The price Jill rings up is . By the commutative property of multiplication, these quantities are the same, and the difference is .
See Also
2005 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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