Pharmacy Business Math

by marquitta
(Home Study)

while picking up a prescription at your pharmacy, a customer decides to also buy a Snuggie® for \$19.99 and today it's 20% off. The prescription has a co-pay due of \$10.00. The local sales tax is 8.3% and the Co-pay exempt from the sales tax. What will the total be for both items.
A. 25.98
B. 31.65
C. 27.32
D. 29.89

Comments for Pharmacy Business Math

 Pharmacy Business Math by: MGLM The Snuggie would cost \$19.99 minus 20% off plus the 8.3% sales tax.So 19.99 - (19.99 x 0.20) = 15.99215.992 + (15.992 x 0.083) = \$17.32Then add the \$10.00 for the Rx co-pay which is tax exempt.So \$17.32 + \$10.00 = \$27.32The answer is C. \$27.32

 How? by: Anonymous How'd 0.083 come from 8.3%?

 How to get 8.3% by: Ptmike1955 You are seeking 8.3% of 100%= 8.3 divided by 100= 0.083

 pharmacy business math by: Anonymous I don't understand how you got this figure 19.99 x 0.20 doesn't add up what you got please explain this to me thanks mary

 The answer is C by: Anonymous Okay so start with the first half of the question. The Snuggie is \$19.99 and 20% off. So: 19.99 x 20% (or 0.20) = 4.00Subtract the \$4 from the \$19.99 = \$15.99The Copay is exempt from the sales tax but the Snuggie isn't, so tax the snuggie: 15.99 x 8.23% (or 0.0823) = \$1.33Add the 1.33 and 15.99 = 17.32Then add the \$10.00 Copay:17.32 + 10.00 = \$27.32