Your Questions About Back To School Sales Tax Holiday

Paul asks…

7. The state of Florida has a “sales-tax holiday” during the back-to-school season, during which there is no s?

Really need this answer please help!
7.The state of Florida has a “salestax holiday” during the backtoschool season, during which there is no sales tax on most clothing. Liz wants to buy a pair of slacks for $35. Sales tax would normally be 6.5%. How much will Liz save on sales tax?

Betty answers:

You can’t figure this out?!?!?!

What would the tax be if there was no tax holiday? What is 6.5% of $35?

Seems VERY simple to me.

Charles asks…

3. Becca and Carrie’s bill at dinner was $25. If they want to tip 18%, how much should they leave?

1.Becca and Carrie’s bill at dinner was $25. If they want to tip 18%, how much should they leave?
2.Chelsea bought a pair of jeans at a price of $30. If tax was 6%, how much did she pay including tax?
3.Ross wants to buy a shirt that is 20% off the original price of $31. How much will the shirt cost before tax?
4.Steven and Chuck’s bill at dinner was $41. If they want to tip 16%, how much will their total bill be including the tip?
5.The state of Florida has a “salestax holiday” during the backtoschool season, during which there is no sales tax on most clothing. Liz wants to buy a pair of slacks for $35. Sales tax would normally be 6.5%. How much will Liz save on sales tax?
6.Ed wants to buy a shirt. The tag says the shirt is $54, but the shirt is on a clearance rack where everything is 30% off. How much will the shirt cost before tax?
7.Shane wants to buy a pair of jeans and a sweater. The jeans were originally $36 but are on sale for 25% off. The sweater is 15% off the original price of $28. How much will Shane owe the store total (including tax) if tax is 6%?
8.Jenny wants to buy a dress and a purse. The dress was marked down 5% off the original price of $55. The purse was originally $22 but is marked down 15%. How much will Jenny owe the store if the sales tax is 6%?

Betty answers:

To figure percentages, take the cost of the item, $25 in the case of number one, and multiply it by the percentage, in this case, 18%, which, mathematically, is .18 or 18/100. Number one is

#1 – 25 x .18 = tip percentage.
#2 – 30 x .06 + 30 = price of clothes plus tax.

Easy peasy

Richard asks…

Algebra questions i qot wrong..Can you show me how to get the correct answer?

68 is 32% of what number?
168 is 76% of what number?
7.The state of Florida has a “salestax holiday” during the backtoschool season, during which there is no sales tax on most clothing. Liz wants to buy a pair of slacks for $35. Sales tax would normally be 6.5%. How much will Liz save on sales tax?
9.Shane wants to buy a pair of jeans and a sweater. The jeans were originally $36 but are on sale for 25% off. The sweater is 15% off the original price of $28. How much will Shane owe the store total (including tax) if tax is 6%?
10. Jenny wants to buy a dress and a purse. The dress was marked down 5% off the original price of $55. The purse was originally $22 but is marked down 15%. How much will Jenny owe the store if the sales tax is 6%?

Betty answers:

Well, for the first few questions, a percentage of any number can be transformed into a decimal by dividing by 100.

68 = 0.32 x
68/0.32 = x
x = 212.5

Similarly for the second question,

168 = 0.76x
168/0.76 = x
x = 221.05

7. To get how much Liz saves, you have to calculate the difference between the price with tax and the price without.

Price with tax: 35 + 35(0.065) = 37.275 = 37.28
Price without tax: 35

So she saves (37.28) – 35 = 2.28

(An easier way would just be to calculate how much the sales tax is by itself, since she’s not paying that. So she saves 35(0.065) = 2.275 = 2.28).

9. First calculate the sales prices:

Jeans: 36 – (36 x 0.25) = 27
Sweater: 28 – (28 x 0.15) = 23.80

In total, his bill comes to $50.80 without tax. To add the tax:

50.80 + 50.80(0.06) = 53.848 = $53.85

10. Similar to question 9.

Dress: 55 – (55 x 0.05) = 52.25
Purse: 22 – (22 x 0.15) = 18.70

Total cost without tax = 70.95

To add tax: 70.95 + (70.95 x 0.06) = 75.207 = $75.21

Hope this helped! 🙂

Carol asks…

Algebra 1 =( …please?

68 is 32% of what number?
168 is 76% of what number?
7.The state of Florida has a “salestax holiday” during the backtoschool season, during which there is no sales tax on most clothing. Liz wants to buy a pair of slacks for $35. Sales tax would normally be 6.5%. How much will Liz save on sales tax?
9.Shane wants to buy a pair of jeans and a sweater. The jeans were originally $36 but are on sale for 25% off. The sweater is 15% off the original price of $28. How much will Shane owe the store total (including tax) if tax is 6%?
10. Jenny wants to buy a dress and a purse. The dress was marked down 5% off the original price of $55. The purse was originally $22 but is marked down 15%. How much will Jenny owe the store if the sales tax is 6%?

Betty answers:

Hi girl

1. 68 x (100/32) = 212.5 #

2. 168 x (100/76) = 221.05 #

3. (6.5/100) x 35 = 2.275
So, Liz will save $2.28 on sales tax

4. Jeans:
(25/100) x 36 = $9
After discount price: $36 – $9 = $27

Sweater:
(15/100) x 28 = &4.20
After discount price: $28 – $4.20 = $23.80

Total jeans and sweater
= $27 + $23.80
= $50.80

Before tax: $50.80
After tax:
(6/100) x 50.8
= 3.048

So, price after tax:
= $50.80 – $3.05
= $47.75 #

5. Same concept as Q4

Dress:
(5/100) x 55
= 2.75
Price after discount:
$55 – $2.75
=$52.25

Purse:
(15/100) x 22
= $3.3
Price after discount:
$22 – $3.30
= $18.70

Total = $52.25 + $18.70
= $70.95

After tax:
(6/100) x 70.95
= $4.26

Price after tax:
$70.950 – $4.26
= $66.69 #

You owe me 🙂

Susan asks…

Would you vote for me for governor of New York?

I would run as an independent with my own party.Tell me if you are republican, democrat, or independent?These are just some of my ideas…I am 16 years old but I want to pursue a career in politics.

I want to create opportunities for small businesses with a new program that I would call “The Small Business Bond Program” where I would allow average citizens to lend money to the government which would then be lent to small businesses and entrepreneurs. In return citizens will receive their money back with interest. This is a two way investment. It betters the state’s economy and allows the lender to make a secure investment.
I would set a flat property tax of 4% on all homes with a value of $2 million or less and a tax of 6% on houses whose value equals more than $2 million. For international companies (including companies that had previously left the US) that come to my state I would set their property tax to 0.3% of their total annual earnings. When it comes to sales tax I would create a sales tax holiday lasting the whole month of December where no sales tax is paid.
This applies to taxes and education so I am placing it in between. I would create a program where students who graduate college/apprenticeship for example between (2009-2013) can receive a $1500 bonus after they graduate.
On education I would focus on laws to strengthen school attendance. I would also make sure that all public school teachers go through state tests every four years to test their knowledge in their respective field. I also want an increase of $2000 for all teachers, firefighters, police, etc. I would make a program to work with a private internet service provider to make sure that all schools in New York have access to the internet. I would make sure that every student has access to textbooks. I am also a believer in vouchers for students wishing to attend alternative schools. There also needs to be legislation over cell phones in school. In my studies I have noticed that it plays a huge part in distracting students from school work. Parents must also take the initiative and make sure their children can receive the help they need (this means shutting of the video games). I also want local workshops paid by the government where students can go to and get tutoring free of charge by college students in certain fields(mathematics,literature). This could count as work study for college students while at the same time prepping elementary and high school kids.

When it comes to social issues I believe in civil unions for consenting adults but hold the belief that marriage is a religious ceremony. On abortion I think that the number of abortions should be lowered as I disagree with it. I would do that by creating programs to aid mothers morally and financially during their birth and 1 year later, during which they must find a job or prove that they are attending school of some type. I also support legislation where hospitals and clinics must educate the mother about the abortion process and its side-effects before practicing it through visual demonstrations, etc.

Betty answers:

No, sorry, I wouldn’t vote for you. You didn’t touch on matters that are important to me, and you are making too many promises that you likely wouldn’t be able to keep. Also, when you said “decrease the numbers of abortions,” you didn’t outline a plan.

You sound like you would have a very difficult time keeping church and state separate – I wouldn’t vote for anyone who would impose their religious beliefs on others, or let those beliefs influence their decision-making process.

I wanted to hear: “Respect for the Consitution as the ultimate authority and deciding factor when considering legislation.”

“Legalize drugs (at least cannabis) and cripple the black market and drug dealers in so doing.”

“Repeal asset forfeiture laws, and demilitarize the police.”

“Privatization, decrease the size and scope of government.”

“Free market.”

I vote Libertarian, most of the time.

Don’t worry, I think you would appeal to many Republicans or other right-wing types. I take issue with your lack of plans – I want to see exactly HOW you plan on doing these things. Then again, I’m in that two percent who actually follow politics very closely, and demand action, not words. Most people will vote for you if they like what you say. They won’t care whether or not you’ll actually follow through. Therefore, you’d have a decent shot of geting elected. You sound pretty intelligent for your age. Plenty of time to narrow your focus and strengthen your platform.

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