# sales tax

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swaetshirts are on sale for 26 dollars and are 15% off. what is the sales price before tax

• sales tax -

\$26 represents 85% of the selling price.

so selling price is 26/0.85 = \$30.59

(check: .15*30.59 = 4.59
discounted price = 30.59 - 4.59 = 26)

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