Posted by **k** on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 5:59pm.

You purchase a shirt for $8.50. There is a 6% sales tax. Your total cost will be

A. $8.55

B. $8.98

C. $9.01

D. $13.60

how can i solve this?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 6:10pm
Multiply:

$8.50 * 1.06 = ?

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**k**, Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 6:20pm
how did u get the 1.06?

6% i move the % sign moved the decimal 2 place to left 0.06?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 6:33pm
Right. 6% = 0.06

You could multiply 0.06 * 8.50 to find the tax. Then you can add the tax to the original price.

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**Madenah**, Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 12:36pm
C. $9.01

Cost price = $8.50

Sales tax = 6% x 8.50

0.06 x 8.50 = $0.51

Total cost = Cost price + Sales tax

= $8.50 + $0.51 = $9.01

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