Brain Teasers
Brain Teasers Trivia Mentalrobics Games Community
Personal Links
Submit a Teaser
Your Favorites
Your Watchlist
Browse Teasers
All

Cryptography
Group
Language
Letter-Equations
Logic
Logic-Grid
Math
Mystery
Optical-Illusions
Other
Probability
Rebus
Riddle
Science
Series
Situation
Trick
Trivia

Random
Daily Teasers
Search Teasers

Advanced Search
Add to Google Add to del.icio.us

More ways to get Braingle...

Tax

Math brain teasers require computations to solve.

 

Puzzle ID:#16381
Fun:*** (2.18)
Difficulty:** (1.76)
Category:Math
Submitted By:liltunalol

 

 

 



The local city leaders have just placed a 13% tax on hotel rooms. This is on top of a 2% sales tax for the country and a 10% luxury tax. A room now costs $100 per night. How much would it cost without the tax?

Open Calculator



What Next?

  
  

See another brain teaser just like this one...

Or, just get a random brain teaser

If you become a registered user you can vote on this brain teaser, keep track of
which ones you have seen, and even make your own.

 



Comments

bluetwo*
Feb 05, 2004

it would be nice if the derivation were included in the solution for those who need to see it. SO, here it is... where X = base cost of the room, X + .1X + .02X + .13x = 100 --> 1.25X = 100 --> X = 100/1.25 = 80
liltunalol
Feb 05, 2004

i put almost the exact thing on there, but i guess the editors erased it...
Fhqwhgads*us*
Feb 06, 2004

i didnt get it
Gizzer*
Feb 09, 2004

Around here, they would apply the tax to the price with the other taxes already included. I got a different answer.
jimbo*au*
Feb 16, 2004

I agree Gizz. The taxes would be cumulative. The answer is $78.87 to the nearest cent. Thus:
$78.87x1.02x1.1x1.13=$100.
Interesting to note the order in which the taxes are applied does not affect the final price but it does affect who gets what in the breakup.
tonjawithaj*us*
Oct 04, 2010

To me the wording is a bit unclear. It seems to be written as 'A new tax is put upon hotel rooms. this is on top of tax a and tax b. what is the cost without tax?' Is referring to the new tax or cumulative tax? Either way, I got the same numbers as above. Just an odd choice of wording!



Back to Top
   



Users in Chat : StewieGriffin 

Online Now: 11 users and 512 guests

Copyright © 1999-2014 | Updates | FAQ | RSS | Widgets | Links | Green | Subscribe | Contact | Privacy | Conditions | Advertise

Custom Search





Sign In A Create a free account