Wednesday, June 13, 2007

GED Skill: Multi Step Problem

Dan decided to landscape the outside of his home and ordered 5 cubic yards of red cedar mulch. Each cubic yard cost $35. In addition he was charged a $35 delivery charge because he was outside the city limits. What was the total cost, including 5.5% sales tax (delivery charge is subject to sales tax).

Answer: Dan will be charged (5 x $35)cost of mulch, plus a $35 delivery charge for a total of $210. Sales tax is calculated at .055 x $210, which is $11.55. The grand total cost for the order is $221.55.

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