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Posted by **Brooke** on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 6:45pm.

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**MathMate**, Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 6:50pmMultiply the total sale by 0.06 (=6%).

Total sale = 5*12.95=64.92

Sales Tax = $64.92*0.06=$3.90

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**Brooke**, Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 7:01pmYou actually multiplied wrong, because 5*12.95= 64.75 not 64.92.

The answer I got from the structure you wrote was $3.89

Thanks though! It really helped!

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**Dustin**, Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 7:05pmactually you are both wrong he would pay exactly 0.777 cents in sales tax which rounds off to 0.78 cents in sales tax

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**Dustin**, Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 7:06pmfor one shirt

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**Dustin**, Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 7:07pmso brooke is right the total sales tax is $3.89

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 7:10pmDustin -- the problem asks for the sales tax on five shirts.

Brooke is right. The sales tax on all five shirts is $3.89. I'm glad you checked the tutor's math. We all make mistakes.

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**MathMate**, Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 7:35pmThank you all for the corrections.

As Ms Sue said, I am glad you check the math.

Remember that you should*always*check the tutor's math, not only for accuracy, but also to verify that you have understood how it is done.

Sorry for the bad multiplication. It was a moment of inattention of my mental arithmetic.

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