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Laundry- detergent $7.99 T Flower- bouquet $3.99 T, A grocery store receipt shows 5% state tax due on laundry detergent and a flower bouquet. Does it matter whether the tax is calculated on each separate item or the total cost? Explain.

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  1. 7.99 * 0.05 = 0.3995 = $0.40 tax
    3.99 * 0.05 = 0.1995 = $0.20 tax
    ____________________ = $0.60 total tax

    0.05(7.99 + 3.99) = 0.599 = $0.60 total tax

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