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Shopping: Tax Situation:
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?
Please Calculate with distribution and without. Thank you! I am really confused!

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  1. For distribution, multiply each purchase by 1.06 and then add up all purchases with tax;
    Then add the four purchases and add the tax on to the total.

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