Elias H. answered • 03/08/16

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The number is 1.06.

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asked • 03/07/16Patrick is buying a new pair of shoes. the expression. 06s represents the sales tax on the price of the shoes. By what number can patrick multiply the price of the shoes to determine the total amount including the tax.

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Elias H. answered • 03/08/16

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The number is 1.06.

Hi Emma,

If S is the price of the shoes and .06S is the tax on the shoes, then the total price, including tax is

S + .06S

This is equal to

(1+.06)S = 1.06S

Any problem of this type can be solved by adding 1.00 to the sales tax expressed as a decimal.

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