math please help ms.sue

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

  • math please help ms.sue -

    Bobpursley already answered this for you.

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    yes i know, but i don't why it end up with 17/16*price. how it became 17?

    Tax=1/16* price

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

  • math please help ms.sue -

    16/16 = 1

    1 + 1/16 = 17/16

  • math please help ms.sue -

    ahhhhh....i see!!!! thank you soooo much for answering me and give me the more details :)

  • math please help ms.sue -

    You're very welcome.

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    need to put in graph form

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    Megsmart collects a sale tax equal 1/16 of the retail price of each purchase. The tax is sent to the state government

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