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## 6.3: Solve Sales Tax, Commission, and Discount Applications

## Learning Objectives

- Solve sales tax applications
- Solve commission applications
- Solve discount applications
- Solve mark-up applications

## be prepared!

Before you get started, take this readiness quiz.

- Solve 0.0875(720) through multiplication. If you missed this problem, review Example 5.3.7 .
- Solve 12.96 ÷ 0.04 through division. If you missed this problem, review Example 5.4.12 .

## Solve Sales Tax Applications

## HOW TO: Solve an application

- Step 1. Identify what you are asked to find and choose a variable to represent it.
- Step 2. Write a sentence that gives the information to find it.
- Step 3. Translate the sentence into an equation.
- Step 4. Solve the equation using good algebra techniques.
- Step 5. Check the answer in the problem and make sure it makes sense.
- Step 6. Write a complete sentence that answers the question.

Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\) - The sales tax is calculated as a percent of the purchase price.

## Definition: sales tax

The sales tax is a percent of the purchase price.

Sales Tax = Tax Rate • Purchase Price

Total Cost = Purchase Price + Sales Tax

## Example \(\PageIndex{1}\):

## Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\):

## Exercise \(\PageIndex{2}\):

## Example \(\PageIndex{2}\):

## Exercise \(\PageIndex{3}\):

## Exercise \(\PageIndex{4}\):

What is the sales tax rate if a $7,594 purchase will have $569.55 of sales tax added to it?

## Solve Commission Applications

## Definition: commission

A commission is a percentage of total sales as determined by the rate of commission.

commission = rate of commission • total sales

## Example \(\PageIndex{3}\):

## Exercise \(\PageIndex{5}\):

## Exercise \(\PageIndex{6}\):

## Example \(\PageIndex{4}\):

Rikki earned $87 commission when she sold a $1,450 stove. What rate of commission did she get?

## Exercise \(\PageIndex{7}\):

Homer received $1,140 commission when he sold a car for $28,500. What rate of commission did he get?

## Exercise \(\PageIndex{8}\):

## Solve Discount Applications

## Definition: discount

An amount of discount is a percent off the original price.

amount of discount = discount rate • original price

sale price = original price − discount

## Example \(\PageIndex{5}\):

## Exercise \(\PageIndex{9}\):

## Exercise \(\PageIndex{10}\):

## Example \(\PageIndex{6}\):

(b) Original price = $140, Amount of discount = $49, Sale price = ?

## Exercise \(\PageIndex{11}\):

## Exercise \(\PageIndex{12}\):

## Example \(\PageIndex{7}\):

## Exercise \(\PageIndex{13}\):

## Exercise \(\PageIndex{14}\):

## Solve Mark-up Applications

## Definition: mark-up

The mark-up is the amount added to the wholesale price.

amount of mark-up = mark-up rate • wholesale price

list price = wholesale price + mark up

The list price should always be more than the wholesale price.

## Example \(\PageIndex{8}\):

## Exercise \(\PageIndex{15}\):

## Exercise \(\PageIndex{16}\):

## Practice Makes Perfect

In the following exercises, find (a) the sales tax and (b) the total cost.

- The cost of a pair of boots was $84. The sales tax rate is 5% of the purchase price.
- The cost of a refrigerator was $1,242. The sales tax rate is 8% of the purchase price.
- The cost of a microwave oven was $129. The sales tax rate is 7.5% of the purchase price.
- The cost of a tablet computer is $350. The sales tax rate is 8.5% of the purchase price.
- The cost of a file cabinet is $250. The sales tax rate is 6.85% of the purchase price.
- The cost of a luggage set $400. The sales tax rate is 5.75% of the purchase price.
- The cost of a 6 -drawer dresser $1,199. The sales tax rate is 5.125% of the purchase price.
- The cost of a sofa is $1,350. The sales tax rate is 4.225% of the purchase price.

In the following exercises, find the sales tax rate.

- Shawna bought a mixer for $300. The sales tax on the purchase was $19.50.
- Orphia bought a coffee table for $400. The sales tax on the purchase was $38.
- Bopha bought a bedroom set for $3,600. The sales tax on the purchase was $246.60.
- Ruth bought a washer and dryer set for $2,100. The sales tax on the purchase was $152.25.

In the following exercises, find the commission.

- Christopher sold his dinette set for $225 through an online site, which charged him 9% of the selling price as commission. How much was the commission?
- Michele rented a booth at a craft fair, which charged her 8% commission on her sales. One day her total sales were $193. How much was the commission?
- Farrah works in a jewelry store and receives 12% commission when she makes a sale. How much commission will she receive for selling a $8,125 ring?
- Jamal works at a car dealership and receives 9% commission when he sells a car. How much commission will he receive for selling a $32,575 car?
- Hector receives 17.5% commission when he sells an insurance policy. How much commission will he receive for selling a policy for $4,910?
- Denise receives 10.5% commission when she books a tour at the travel agency. How much commission will she receive for booking a tour with total cost $7,420?

In the following exercises, find the rate of commission.

- Dontay is a realtor and earned $11,250 commission on the sale of a $375,000 house. What is his rate of commission?
- Nevaeh is a cruise specialist and earned $364 commission after booking a cruise that cost $5,200. What is her rate of commission?
- As a waitress, Emily earned $420 in tips on sales of $2,625 last Saturday night. What was her rate of commission?
- Alejandra earned $1,393.74 commission on weekly sales of $15,486 as a salesperson at the computer store. What is her rate of commission?
- Maureen earned $7,052.50 commission when she sold a $45,500 car. What was the rate of commission?
- Lucas earned $4,487.50 commission when he brought a $35,900 job to his office. What was the rate of commission?

In the following exercises, find the sale price.

- Perla bought a cellphone that was on sale for $50 off. The original price of the cellphone was $189.
- Sophie saw a dress she liked on sale for $15 off. The original price of the dress was $96.
- Rick wants to buy a tool set with original price $165. Next week the tool set will be on sale for 40% off.
- Angelo's store is having a sale on TV sets. One set, with an original price of $859, is selling for $125 off.

In the following exercises, find (a) the amount of discount and (b) the sale price.

- Janelle bought a beach chair on sale at 60% off. The original price was $44.95
- Errol bought a skateboard helmet on sale at 40% off. The original price was $49.95.
- Kathy wants to buy a camera that lists for $389. The camera is on sale with a 33% discount.
- Colleen bought a suit that was discounted 25% from an original price of $245.
- Erys bought a treadmill on sale at 35% off. The original price was $949.95.
- Jay bought a guitar on sale at 45% off. The original price was $514.75.

- Larry and Donna bought a sofa at the sale price of $1,344. The original price of the sofa was $1,920.
- Hiroshi bought a lawnmower at the sale price of $240. The original price of the lawnmower is $300.
- Patty bought a baby stroller on sale for $301.75. The original price of the stroller was $355.
- Bill found a book he wanted on sale for $20.80. The original price of the book was $32.
- Nikki bought a patio set on sale for $480. The original price was $850.
- Stella bought a dinette set on sale for $725. The original price was $1,299.

In the following exercises, find (a) the amount of the mark-up and (b) the list price.

- Daria bought a bracelet at wholesale cost $16 to sell in her handicraft store. She marked the price up 45%.
- Regina bought a handmade quilt at wholesale cost $120 to sell in her quilt store. She marked the price up 55%.
- Tom paid $0.60 a pound for tomatoes to sell at his produce store. He added a 33% mark-up.
- Flora paid her supplier $0.74 a stem for roses to sell at her flower shop. She added an 85% mark-up.
- Alan bought a used bicycle for $115. After re-conditioning it, he added 225% mark-up and then advertised it for sale.
- Michael bought a classic car for $8,500. He restored it, then added 150% mark-up before advertising it for sale.

## Everyday Math

- Calculate the discount price if Yvonne uses the $20 coupon first and then takes 25% off.
- Calculate the discount price if Yvonne uses the 25% off coupon first and then uses the $20 coupon.
- In which order should Yvonne use the coupons?
- Calculate the total savings from the first store, including the savings on the next purchase.
- Calculate the total savings from the second store.
- Which store should Jason buy the dog food from? Why?

## Writing Exercises

- Explain why Priam was correct.
- Will Priam's method work for any original price?
- Roxy bought a scarf on sale for 50% off. The original price of the scarf was $32.90. Roxy claimed that the price she paid for the scarf was the same as the amount she saved. Was Roxy correct? Explain.

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## Step by step guide to solve Discount, Tax, and Tip problems

- Discount \(=\) Multiply the regular price by the rate of discount
- Selling price \(=\) original price \(–\) discount
- Tax: To find tax, multiply the tax rate to the taxable amount (income, property value, etc.)
- Tip: To find tip, multiply the rate to the selling price.

## Discount, Tax and Tip – Example 1:

\(20\%\) of \(x= 40, \frac{20}{100} \ × \ x=40, x=\frac{100 \ × \ 40}{ 20}=200 \)

The original price of the dress was \($200\).

## Discount, Tax and Tip – Example 2:

## Discount, Tax, and Tip – Example 3:

The final amount they paid: \($60.00\) \(+\) \($9.00\) = \($69.00\)

## Discount, Tax and Tip – Example 4:

Find tax amount: \(6\%\) of \(400\)

The final price of the table is: \($400\) \(+\) \($24\) = \($424\)

## Exercises for Solving Discount, Tax and Tip

Find the selling price of each item..

- Original price of a computer: \($200\) Tax: \(10\%\), Selling price:
- Original price of a computer: \($400\) Tax: \(5\%\), Selling price:
- Original price of a computer: \($500\) Tax: \(8\%\), Selling price:
- Original price of a computer: \($800\) Tax: \(25\%\), Selling price:
- Original price of a computer: \($250\) Tax: \(10\%\), Selling price:
- Original price of a computer: \($1,500\) Tax: \(15\%\), Selling price:

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Tax rate = \(\dfrac{Tax\ amount}{Price\ before\ tax}\times 100\%\)

Tax rate = (Tax amount/Price before tax) × 100

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- Multiply list price by decimal tax rate to get tax amount
- Add tax amount to list price to get total price

- List price is $90 and tax percentage is 6.5%
- Divide tax percentage by 100: 6.5 / 100 = 0.065
- Multiply price by decimal tax rate: 70 * 0.065 = 4.55 You will pay $4.55 in tax on a $70 item
- Add tax to list price to get total price: 70 + 4.55 = $74.55

## Sales Tax Calculation Formulas

- Sales tax rate = sales tax percent / 100
- Sales tax = list price * sales tax rate
- Total price including tax = list price + sales tax, or
- Total price including tax = list price + (list price * sales tax rate), or
- Total price including tax = list price * ( 1 + sales tax rate)

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- Calculate sales tax given tax rate and purchase price
- Calculate tax rate given sale price and amount of sales tax

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The sales tax is determined by computing a percent of the purchase price.

The sales tax is calculated as a percent of the purchase price.

The sales tax is a percent of the purchase price.

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- The rate is usually given as a percent.
- To find the discount, multiply the rate by the original price.
- To find the sale price, subtract the discount from original price.

Now that we have a procedure, we can solve the problem above.

The discount is: 0.10 x $15.00 = $1.50

The sale price is calculated as follows:

Answer: The discount is $1.50 and the sale price is $13.50.

Let's take a look at some more examples of calculating discount and sale price.

Analysis: The phrase, "Save 25%," refers to the rate.

The original price of the dress is $40.

The discount is: 0.25 x $40.00 = $10.00

Answer: The discount is $10.00 and the sale price is $30.00.

Analysis: The phrase, "Get a 20% discount," refers to the rate.

The discount is: 0.20 x $12.00 = $2.40

Answer: The discount is $2.40 and the sale price is $9.60.

Analysis: The phrase, "50% off," refers to the rate.

The discount is: 0.50 x $5.00 = $2.50

Answer: The discount is $2.50 and the sale price is $2.50.

Answer: The discount is $3.00 and the sale price is $6.00.

Solution: The rate is 10%. Thus, the customer is paying 90% for the DVD.

The sale price is: 0.90 x $15.00 = $13.50

Answer: The sale price is $13.50.

Note that we calculated the sale price in the above problem, but we did not calculate the discount.

- To calculate the discount, multiply the rate by the original price.
- To calculate the sale price, subtract the discount from original price.

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1.You would find the rate by multiplication or division depending on the situation. 2. If you have multiple discounts, you add them up. 3. Final price with a discount would be %*#+#, or 1.%*#. I'm terribly sorry for being too late, but I hope this helps! 2 comments ( 1 vote) Upvote Murtaza S. Wani 5 years ago

The sales tax is determined by computing a percent of the purchase price. To find the sales tax multiply the purchase price by the sales tax rate. Remember to convert the sales tax rate from a percent to a decimal number. Once the sales tax is calculated, it is added to the purchase price.

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