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# So confused..How do I work this problem?

A woman purchased 8 1/4 yards of lace at $25.49 a yard. What was the total that she paid with a 6% sales tax?

How do you get the answer? Thanks.

### 5 Answers

- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Cost of 1 yard = $25.49

Cost 8 1/4 yard = $25.49 * 8.25 = 210.2925

Sales Tax 6% = 210.2925 * 6% = 12.61755

Total = 222.91005

Or effectively $ 222.91

- 1 decade ago
8 x 25.49 = 203.92

25.49 / 4 = 6.38

203.92 + 6.38 = 210.30

210.30 x 6/100 = 12.62

Final Answer = $ 222.92

- Jun AgrudaLv 71 decade ago
= 1.06($25.49[8 1/4])

= 1.06($25.49[33/4])

= 1.06($841.17/4)

= $891.64/4 or $222.91

Answer: $222.91

Another way:

= $25.49(8 1/4) + 0.06($25.49[8 1/4])

= $25.49(33/4) + 0.06($25.49[33/4])

= $210.29 + 0.06($210.29)

= $210.29 + $12.62

= $222.91

- Anonymous1 decade ago
8.25 times 25.49 equels 210.29

now times it by .06 equals 12.62

add your 2 answers and you'll get 222.91

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- 1 decade ago
ok so it looks like this

$25.49

x8 1/4

Answer

$25.49

x 0.6

Answer

And then add both answers

So your final answer would be

$211.81

Hope I helped :)