## Caleb bought groceries for $68.48, including sales tax. If sales tax was 7%, how much was the groceries before tax? pls help me

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Caleb bought groceries for $68.48, including sales tax. If sales tax was 7%, how much was the groceries before tax?

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2021-07-22T20:30:09+00:00
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Answer:$64.00

Step-by-step explanation:Let the amount for the groceries before tax be Y

If the cost inclusive of tax at 7% is $68.48, then

Y + 7% * Y = $68.48

100%Y + 7%Y = $68.48

107%Y = $68.48

Recall that 107% = 1.07

1.07Y = $68.48,

Divide both sides by 1.07

Y = $68.48/1.07

Y = $64.00

Hence the cost of the groceries before tax is $64