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You are purchasing four items and want to calculate the tax. The items
cost $2.50, $8.75, $3.00, and $10.25. The tax rate is 6%. How much is the tax?

I just need help finding the distributive property way. I already did the other way. Any help would be awesome! Thank you!

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  1. First, add all the prices up: $24.50
    Second, multiply: 24.50*1.06=25.97
    Third, subtract: 25.97-24.50=1.47

    $1.47 is your answer. Hope that helped.

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  2. Thank you! The steps make a lot more sense now. Also thank you for getting back to me so quickly. Have a great rest of your day.

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  3. You too! I'm happy to answer anything else you have.

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  4. I will let you know if I have any other Questions. Thanks again!

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  5. However, you asked for the distributive way,
    I think they wanted:

    .06(2.50 + 8.75 + 3.00 + 10.25)
    = .06(2.50) + .06(8.75) + .06(3.00) + .06(10.25)
    = ....

    which of course would be the less efficient way of doing it.
    You will of course get the same answer as AJ L

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  6. I just realized that. But I also realized that my other one was wrong after reading this so thank you also.

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  7. Yeah, but he'll get it

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  8. 2.50+8.75+3.00+10.25=24.50
    24.50*1.06=25.97
    25.97-24.50=1.47
    1.47 is what you saved!
    The one above is not distribute. Next one will be distribute.
    .06(2.50 + 8.75 + 3.00 + 10.25)
    = .06(2.50) + .06(8.75) + .06(3.00) + .06(10.25)
    = 24.50 then subtract 25.97-24.50=1.47
    1.47 is what you saved! :) I love helping people and I wish there was less and hate and more love! If you every need me just say #Lost! Bye peeps Have a great day!

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  9. I meant I wish there was less hate in the world and more love and kindness!

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  10. how do you get 1.06

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  11. #Lost

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