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Tax and Coupon Project

Think: Should sales tax be taken before or after coupon? Why?

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Top Five Biggest Coupon Savings | Extreme Couponing

Your Task:

  • You have $500 to purchase five items. You must buy 5 items and you cannot spend over $500. Your goal is to spend as close to $500 as possible.

  • You will have four coupons to use. You must use all four.

    • 5% off coupon

    • 10% off coupon

    • 20% off coupon

    • 45% off coupon

  • You must add on the Joliet sales tax for all items purchased. (8.75%)

  • After using your $500, calculate what you would pay in one other state for the same exact purchases with the same discounts.

  • You must answer a three-sentence summary describing what you learned.

  • You must input information into Prezi.

    • All students must create a prezi.com account and input your findings.

    • If you want to present your prezi project, you will receive 10 possible extra credit points.

    • Include all five items, grand total, tax info from other state and a work cited.

    • Create an account at prezi.com.

  • You must show all work below and submit it to JT-Learn.

    • Go to Algebra 1

    • Go to Algebra 1 Assignment Submission on the Left

    • Click on the correct period folder

    • Click on Tax and Coupon Project and submit assignment

Note:

  • Projects are Due on 9/30 by 11:59pm. Projects will lose five points everyday they are late.

  • Projects should be named with the following format: fullname_taxcouponproject_periodX (i.e:chloecrim_taxcouponproject_period2)



SHOW ALL OF YOUR WORK BELOW.

Copy and paste a link to your prezi here: _____________________

1. Item #1 and Original Price: _________________________________________________________________

Coupon Used (If applicable): _________________________

Price after discount: _______________________

Calculations (show ALL work):

2. Item #2 and Original Price: _________________________________________________________________

Coupon Used (If applicable): _________________________

Price after discount: _______________________

Calculations (show ALL work):

3. Item #3 and Original Price: _________________________________________________________________

Coupon Used (If applicable): _________________________

Price after discount: _______________________

Calculations (show ALL work):

4. Item #4 and Original Price: _________________________________________________________________

Coupon Used (If applicable): _________________________

Price after discount: _______________________

Calculations (show ALL work):

5. Item #5 and Original Price: _________________________________________________________________

Coupon Used (If applicable: _________________________

Price after discount: _______________________

Calculations (show ALL work):

6. Total price for ALL items after discounts are taken and tax (8.75% is added on):

Original Total:____________________________

Total plus sales tax:____________________________

Calculations (show ALL work):

7. Additional State name and Sales Tax rate: _______________________________________

Original Total after discounts (before tax): _____________________________

New Price after tax in chose state: _____________________________

Calculations:

Describe what you have learned from this project. What did you have difficulty with at the beginning? What did you like/dislike about the project? Write at least three full sentences.

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