Worksheet: Applications of Percentage
In this worksheet, we will practice solving real-life problems involving sales tax and percentage discounts, with decimals and integers.
Chloe is buying a computer for $500. The sales tax is . If the store is having a sale of , determine the sale price of the computer before the tax, and then determine the amount of that tax.
- A$584.00, $35.04
- B$535.71, $32.16
- C$430.00, $25.80
- D$570.00, $34.20
- E$70.00, $4.20
Emma works at a clothing store where she gets an employee discount. If she paid $44.87 for a pair of pants that costs $64.10, determine the percentage discount.
Benjamin bought a t-shirt for $8.60, a pair of pants for $9.85, and a pair of socks for $6.75. If there was a tax of on the total amount, which of the following mathematical operations could be used to find how much tax Benjamin paid for the new clothes?
- AMultiply the tax rate by the product of the prices of the clothes.
- BMultiply the tax rate by the price of the most expensive clothes.
- CMultiply the tax rate by the sum of the prices of the clothes.
- DAdd the prices of the clothes to the tax rate.
- EAdd the prices of the clothes.
Determine, to the nearest cent, the total price of an inflatable dolphin that costs $5.09 if the sales tax is .
On a trip to New York, a tourist bought five souvenir mugs for $7.23 each. Given that the sales tax was , determine, to the nearest cent, the total amount he paid.
If an electric shaver costs $282, not including the sales tax, use the information in the table to determine the total cost of an electric shaver, including tax, in Washington.
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A microwave oven costs $220, not including the sales tax, and a store in South Dakota has a microwave on sale for off. If the sales tax is calculated after the discount, what is the cost of the microwave?
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A shoe store is having a sale in which all items are discounted . Ethan paid $39, tax included, for a pair of sneakers. If the sales tax rate is , how much did the pair of sneakers originally cost?
Which of the following is the nearest amount to the sales tax Daniel would pay for a TV that costs $478, given that the sales tax rate is ?
The cost of a carton of milk is 14 LE. The shop selling the milk offers a discount of if two or more cartons are purchased. How much do 10 cartons cost?
A washing machine was sold for a discounted price of 1,380 LE. Given that the discount was , calculate the original price of the washing machine.
Madison is buying a computer for $630. If the sales tax is , determine the total cost of the computer.
In a closing sale, a shop offered discount on all items. On the last day, a further discount was offered. What was the percentage discount of the original price after the second discount?
Isabella bought a new computer for $1,000. She paid a down payment and charged the difference. If the interest rate on her credit card is , how much will she owe after if she made no payments after the down payment?
A man bought his friend dinner, and the bill came to plus tax. Find the total amount he paid if he left of the original amount as a tip.
Determine, to the nearest cent, the cost of a home theater system that costs $420 with a sales tax of .
Elizabeth’s is having a off storewide sale. You have a coupon for an additional discount. Which option will give you a lower price on a purchase?
Option A: The store clerk applies a discount of , since that’s the sum of and . Option B: The store clerk first applies the discount, and then applies the discount to that value.
- AOption A
- BBoth Option A and Option B yield the same price
- COption B
Natalie is buying a computer for $850. The sales tax is . If the store is having a sale of , determine the sale price of the computer before the tax, and then determine the amount of that tax.
- A$1,021.00, $71.47
- B$897.22, $62.79
- C$697.00, $48.79
- D$1,003.00, $70.21
- E$153.00, $10.71
A family spends of its monthly income on rent and on food and then saves the rest. How much can the family save if its monthly income is 600 LE?