SAT Math Multiple Choice Practice Question 320: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 320

12. Theo wants to buy a sweater that is priced at $60.00 before tax. The store charges a 6% sales tax on all purchases. If he gives the cashier $70.00 for the sweater, how much should he receive in change?

A. $3.60
B. $6.40
C. $7.40
D. $9.40
E. $66.40

Correct Answer: B


B First find the price after the 6% sales tax:

price with tax

(A simpler way is just to multiply 60 by 1.06.)

Now find how much change Theo received:

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