Mr. Smith and his family came to the USA for a visit from Melbourne, Australia. After purchasing $32.00 in clothing at a department store, h

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Mr. Smith and his family came to the USA for a visit from Melbourne, Australia. After purchasing $32.00 in clothing at a department store, he was presented with a bill for $34.36. Why did the department store charge him the additional $2.36? How did the department store compute this amount? What amount should Mr. Smith pay?
explanation plss!!

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Gianna 3 days 2021-10-11T14:37:23+00:00 2 Answers 0

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    2021-10-11T14:38:30+00:00

    Answer:

    Mr. Smith should pay the department store $32.00 plus $2.36 in sales tax for a total bill of $34.36.

    Step-by-step explanation:

    The department store was adding sales tax to the bill. Sales tax is a tax on goods and services purchased and is normally a certain percentage added to the buyer’s cost.

    Solution: 2.36 รท $32.00 = 0.0735. Sales tax was charged by the department store at a rate of 7.375%.

    Answer: Mr. Smith should pay the department store $32.00 plus $2.36 in sales tax for a total bill of $34.36.

    Sales tax rates vary from state to state. Retail sales tax rates are set by the individual states in the United States and vary from 0 to 9% of the sales price. Sales tax is usually the responsibility of the merchant to collect and submit to the state, and stated separately (or implicitly added at the time of the sale) to consumers.

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    2021-10-11T14:38:52+00:00

    The reason the bill went up is due to taxes, he payed for what he got + additional taxes. The dollar store does not control this its a government thing. So Mr. Smith should be paying the amount $34.36

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