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

 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