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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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Multiply:

\$8.50 * 1.06 = ?

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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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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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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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