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### A customer purchased 6 shirts priced at $10.99 each, excluding sales tax. How many sales tax did he pay on this purchase by Gmat_mission » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:52 am ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats A customer purchased 6 shirts priced at$10.99 each, excluding sales tax. How many sales tax did he pay on this purchase?

(1) The customer paid a 5 percent sales tax on the total price of the shirts.
(2) The customer paid a total of $11.54 for each shirt, including sales tax. [spoiler]OA=D[/spoiler] Source: GMAT Prep ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Posts: 14704 Joined: 08 Dec 2008 Location: Vancouver, BC Thanked: 5254 times Followed by:1262 members GMAT Score:770 ### Re: A customer purchased 6 shirts priced at$10.99 each, excluding sales tax. How many sales tax did he pay on this purc

by Brent@GMATPrepNow » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:28 am

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Gmat_mission wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:52 am
A customer purchased 6 shirts priced at $10.99 each, excluding sales tax. How many sales tax did he pay on this purchase? (1) The customer paid a 5 percent sales tax on the total price of the shirts. (2) The customer paid a total of$11.54 for each shirt, including sales tax.

[spoiler]OA=D[/spoiler]

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Given: A customer purchased 6 shirts priced at $10.99 each, excluding sales tax. So, the total price of the shirts (excluding sales tax) = (6)($10.99)

Target question: How much sales tax did he pay on this purchase?

Statement 1: The customer paid a 5 percent sales tax on the total price of the shirts.
So the sales tax = 5% of (6)($10.99) Since we COULD evaluate 5% of (6)($10.99), we COULD answer the target question with certainty (although we would never waste valuable time doing so on test day!)
Statement 1 is SUFFICIENT

Statement 2: The customer paid a total of $11.54 for each shirt, including sales tax So, the sales tax on ONE shirt =$11.54 - $10.99 =$0.55
So, the sales tax on all 6 shirts = (6)($0.55) Since we can answer the target question with certainty, statement 2 is SUFFICIENT Answer: D Cheers, Brent Brent Hanneson - Creator of GMATPrepNow.com If you enjoy my solutions, I think you'll like my GMAT prep course Watch these video reviews of my course And check out these free resources Legendary Member Posts: 1846 Joined: 02 Mar 2018 Followed by:3 members ### Re: A customer purchased 6 shirts priced at$10.99 each, excluding sales tax. How many sales tax did he pay on this purc

by deloitte247 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:19 am

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Given that: Price of 1 shirt without sales tax = $10.99 -Price of 6 shirts without sales tax = 6 * 10.99 =$60.99

Target question => How much tax did he pay on this purchase?

Statement 1 => The customer paid a 5% sales tax on the total price of the shirts
Therefore, sales tax = 5% of $60.99 =5/100 * 60.99 Sales tax on purchase =$3.05
Statement 1 is SUFFICIENT

Statement 2 => The customer paid a total of $11.54 for each shirt including sales tax Sales tax on 1 shirt = price with sales tax - price without sales tax =$11.54 - $10.99 =$0.55
Sales tax on 6 shirts = \$0.55
Statement 2 is also SUFFICIENT