# Math

posted by The Devil Cat

Jackie buys a basket for \$6, 2 pounds of apples for \$3.50 per pound, and 2 pounds of oranges for \$3.50 each per pound. The tax for the whole purchase is \$1.

Express the tax as a percentage.

1. Steve

well, add up the prices and divide

1.00/(6.00 + 2*3.50 + 2*3.50) = 0.05 = 5%

## Similar Questions

1. ### algebra

Mixture Problems Template – Price Problems Copy the problem from the lesson: 1. A store manager wishes to reduce the price on her fresh ground coffee by mixing two grades. If she has 50 pounds of coffee which sells for \$10 per pound, …
2. ### Algebra

How many pounds of apples costing .64 per pound must be added to 30 pounds of apples costing .49 per pound to create a mixture that would cost .58 per pround
3. ### math

At Andrews sweet shop almond fudge costs \$5.23 per pound, and vanilla fudge costs \$4.17 per pound. Allison buys 0.75 pound of almond fudge and 1.25 pounds of vanilla fudge. About how much will Allison pay altogether (excluding tax)?
4. ### Math Word Problem

Tristen mixes nuts that cost \$2.00 per pond with nuts that cost \$4.00 per pound. He buys triple as much of the \$2.00 per pound nut than he buys of the \$4.00 per pound nut. If he spent a total of \$32.00, how many pounds of the \$2.00 …
5. ### Math- urgent

Harry buys American cheese at the deli. He buys 1/4 pound at the cost of x dollars per pound. If he pays \$12.25 for 2.5 pounds of cheese, what is the cost per pound?
6. ### algebra

by 3 pounds of oranges apples for 7.50 the graph shows the price for regular apples what is the unit rate for each type of apples?
7. ### Math

You have \$30 to spend on picking 25 pounds of two different types of fruit at a farm. The apples cost \$1.40 per pound the blueberries cost \$.90 per pound and the cherries cost \$1.10 per pound. You want prices many pounds of apples …
8. ### Math

Manuel bought 9 pounds of apples. He has eaten three fourths of a pound so far and has​ \$15 worth of apples left. Write and solve an equation to find the cost of the apples per pound to the nearest dollar. How much did the apples …
9. ### Math

Lisa went to the store and bought 100 pounds of fruit for \$100.00. The peaches were \$10.00 a pound, the melons were \$3.50 per pound, and the apples were \$.50 per pound. How many pounds of each did she buy
10. ### College Algebra

A gift store is making a mixture of almonds, pecans, and peanuts, which sells for \$4.50 per pound, \$3 per pound, and \$4 per pound, respectively. The storekeeper wants to make 50 pounds of mix to sell at \$4.38 per pound. The number …

More Similar Questions