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 07-17-2005, 10:53 AM #1 BSOD     Join Date: Jun 2005 Posts: 1,074 Question I want to buy a video card from e-bay and the dude said to add 8.5% sales tax how I figure it out.. __________________ __________________
 07-17-2005, 12:24 PM #2 Golden Master     Join Date: Feb 2005 Posts: 7,366 Re: Question how much is the video card? __________________ __________________ 'I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.' Winston Churchill, 11/30/1874 - 01/24/1965
 07-17-2005, 12:25 PM #3 Fully Optimized     Join Date: Nov 2004 Posts: 4,353 Re: Question # x 1.085= answer __________________ AMD 3000+ @ 2.25 Corsair Twinx 1024mb 2x512mb XMS MSI 6600GT's SLIed @ 565/1100 Neo 4 Platinum SLI Mobo 3dmark03- 15,542 3dmark05- 7081
 07-17-2005, 01:03 PM #4 BSOD     Join Date: Jan 2005 Posts: 1,386 Re: Question or you can do price * 8.5= x then x/100= answer then you add the answer to the original price.. thats how i do it cuz u dont need a calc __________________
 07-17-2005, 02:15 PM #5 Golden Master     Join Date: Dec 2004 Posts: 12,208 Re: Question Or take the price multiply by .085. That gives you your tax. Just add that on to the original price of the video card. It's the same as Monger's up there. I just converted the 8.5 to decimal percent already Ex. 1) Price= \$95.00 Tax= 8.5% 2) \$95x.085= \$8.075 3) \$8.075+\$95.00= \$103.08 (rounded to the nearest hundreths) __________________ *Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
 07-17-2005, 02:16 PM #6 Golden Master     Join Date: Jul 2005 Posts: 7,459 Kinda out of topic but: Mr. Monger, can u really count something like 57.95*8.5/100 without a calculator? (though the 0.05 doesn't really matter, but it takes time for me to even count 58*8.5) __________________
 07-17-2005, 02:18 PM #7 Golden Master     Join Date: Dec 2004 Posts: 12,208 Re: Question The answer to that problem is: \$62.88 right on the dot. __________________ *Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
 07-17-2005, 02:20 PM #8 Golden Master     Join Date: Jul 2005 Posts: 7,459 Yes it is. I could be just really stupid in maths but I use a calculator for those kind of things. Takes so long for me to count that in my head. __________________
 07-17-2005, 02:23 PM #9 Golden Master     Join Date: Dec 2004 Posts: 12,208 Re: Question Me too. You have to be really good in math to calulate that in your head. I had to figure that out with my calculator unless you want to round everything in your head. You'll come up with a similar solution but not as close or exact as a calculator would. I could round the price to \$58 or \$60 to make it even easier. Than I would take the 6 from the \$60 and mulitply in my head by 85. Then make sure you drop the zeros and put the decimal where appropriate. __________________ *Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
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 Originally Posted by TRDCorolla Or take the price multiply by .085. That gives you your tax. Just add that on to the original price of the video card. It's the same as Monger's up there. I just converted the 8.5 to decimal percent already Ex. 1) Price= \$95.00 Tax= 8.5% 2) \$95x.085= \$8.075 3) \$8.075+\$95.00= \$103.08 (rounded to the nearest hundreths)
Instead of having to find the tax then add it just add a one infront of the .085 (1.085) it saves time so you don't have to add it on.
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