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Mr. Smith bought shoes for \$ 120 and a suit for \$ 340. Find the total cost including tax if the tax rate is 5.5%.
(a)\$ 485.30 (b)\$ 48.53 (c)\$ 358.70
(d)\$ 460 (e)\$ 406

I cant figure out how to solve this problem but what i did was added the 120 and 340 and multiplied it by the tax rate and im not getting an answer shown for the choices so i am doing something wrong so can you lead me towards the right direction to get the right answer

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120 + 340 = 460

460 * 1.055 = 485.30

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Adding the items gives
\$460

The tax on that at 5.5%
=0.055*\$460
=?
Add the tax to the cost of the items.
That value is one of the choices given.

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