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7th grade Math

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MegaMart collects a sales tax equal to 1/16 of the retail price of each purchase and sends this money tp the state government.

a. Is the amount of tax collected proportional to the cost of an item before tax is added?

b. Is the amount of tax collected proportional to the cost of an item after tax has been added?

  • 7th grade Math - ,

    yes, yes

    Tax=1/16* price
    cost=tax+price=1/16 price+price=17/16* price

  • 7th grade Math - ,

    I still don't understand, can you explain more detail? and why it became 17/16*price?

  • 7th grade Math - ,

    0.5cm=1.5m

  • 7th grade Math - ,

    Yes,yes :)

  • 7th grade Math - ,

    i don't understand i need to show work..HELP

  • 7th grade Math - ,

    Is the amount of tax collected proportional to the cost of an item after tax has benn added? Explain?

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