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11 June, 03:39

Daniel paid $22 for a water bottle. This amount includes 5% tax. What was the cost of the item before tax?

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  1. 11 June, 04:25
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    Includes 5%

    100+5=105%

    22=105% of original

    percent means parts out of 100

    105%=105/100=1.05

    'of' means mulitply

    22=1.05 times original

    divide both sides by 1.05

    20.95238=original

    round

    20.95

    original is about $20.95
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