There is a sales tax of $6 on an item that costs $80 before tax. The sales tax on a second item is $11.25. How much does the second item cost before tax?


  1. Answer: $138.75
    Step-by-step explanation:                                                                                               The answer to this question would be: $138.75
    In this question, for item with $80 total price the tax is $6 which mean the actual price (before tax) is $80-$6= $74.
    That mean the ratio of the tax: item= 6:74
    Then for the second item, if the tax is $11.25 then the price before tax would be: $11.25* 74/6= $138.75

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