cost including 9.5% sales tax was 49.40. Below are the steps the clerk completed.

Answer

Step 1: 24.95 + 14.95 = 39.90

clercks step

the percent

Step 2: 39.90 + 9.5 = 49.40

Are the clerk's steps correct? If she is incorrect, identify her mistake and explain her

error. Explain in writing how to accurately calculate the sales tax, total cost, and state

the correct total. (Round final answer to the nearest hundredth)

Answer

Step 1: 24.95 + 14.95 = 39.90

clercks step

the percent

Step 2: 39.90 + 9.5 = 49.40

Are the clerk's steps correct? If she is incorrect, identify her mistake and explain her

error. Explain in writing how to accurately calculate the sales tax, total cost, and state

the correct total. (Round final answer to the nearest hundredth)