
Sales Tax, Tipping, Discounts, Increase/Decrease
Directions: The following questions pertain to percents as they relate to sales tax, tipping, discounts, and increase/decrease. Read carefully and choose the best answer.
1.

You received a special shopper discount card for your birthday for 10% off any purchase. You decide to buy a pair of sneakers costing $65 and use your discount card. If sales tax of 8% is applied after the discount, what was your final price for the sneaker?




2. 
If a forecast is correct, gasoline, which sells for $2.80 per gallon, is expected to increase by 120% in two years. What will the new price of gasoline, per gallon, be in two years?
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3. 
An antique vase sells for $80. If the price increases by 18%, and then decreases by 20%, what is the new price?



4. 
Kyle and his brothers want to buy 3 of the Transparent Skateboards which sell for $98.00 each. The local sales tax rate is 8%.
How much will each brother have to contribute toward this purchase, if they each put in the same amount of money?
Choose:



5. 
Your dream CD player is on sale for 20% off the original price. If the original price is $270, what is the sale price?
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6. 
An animal shelter is checking out the sale prices of the dog food they use from two different stores.
Store A (local): A large bag of the dog food at $64.00 a bag is discounted 20%. A sales tax of 8% will be applied to the discounted price.


Store B (online): A large bag of the dog food is on sale for $48.00 a bag. A handling fee of 7% is charged, along with a $5.95 shipping fee.
Which store offers the cheaper deal, and by how much cheaper? 


7. 
Karie and Ian go to dinner at a local bistro. The bill for the dinner is $43.98. If a tip of 18% is given for good service, and they decide to split the cost, how much will each have paid for this dinner?
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8. 
An online tutoring web site is offering a one month's subscription for $40. Dave found an online coupon that will give a 5% discount on this one month subscription. If sales tax of 7.2% is applied after the discount, what will Dave have to pay for the one month tutoring service?
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9. 
Darla's dog groomer charges $42.95 for a wash and trim. Darla usually gives the groomer a 20% tip because the groomer does a good job even though Darla's dog is fidgety.
During her latest trip to the groomer, her dog was attended by the new assistant, and Darla was not pleased. As a result, she only gave a 5% tip for the service. How much did the grooming shop lose in tips from this visit?
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10. 
Jeans are on sale for 40% off the original price. If the discounted price is $27.00, what was the price for the jeans before the discount?
(sales tax is not being considered)
Choose:



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