Posted by **Cassidy** on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 5:45pm.

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?

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 5:48pm
yes, yes

Tax=1/16* price

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

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**Cassidy**, Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 6:17pm
I still don't understand, can you explain more detail? and why it became 17/16*price?

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**JAMAR**, Monday, October 22, 2012 at 8:19pm
0.5cm=1.5m

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**Jo**, Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 10:17pm
Yes,yes :)

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**haily**, Monday, November 3, 2014 at 4:55pm
i don't understand i need to show work..HELP

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**Anonymous**, Friday, September 11, 2015 at 4:31pm
Is the amount of tax collected proportional to the cost of an item after tax has benn added? Explain?

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**??**, Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 5:52pm
Help?

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