a table to summarize costs



About how much will the taxes be on the cost of the meal at the restaurant? Round the sales tax to the nearest benchmark percent.

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If the tax is on the cost of the meal only, then 8.5% of $40=40*8.5/100=340/100=$3.40. If the tax is rounded to 9%, then 9% of $40=$3.60. So the rough answer is $3.60.

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