# SOLUTION: PLEASE HELP ME SOLVE THE FOLLOWING PROBLEM. IF YOUR TOTAL INVOICE IS 17.42 WHAT WAS THE SUBTOTAL IF THE SALES TAX WAS 7%

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 78931: PLEASE HELP ME SOLVE THE FOLLOWING PROBLEM. IF YOUR TOTAL INVOICE IS 17.42 WHAT WAS THE SUBTOTAL IF THE SALES TAX WAS 7% Found 2 solutions by b_howie, stanbon:Answer by b_howie(8)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!(x/17.42)=(93/100) 100x=93(17.42) 100x=1620.06 16.20=x Subtotal:\$16.20 Answer by stanbon(57361)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!IF YOUR TOTAL INVOICE IS 17.42 WHAT WAS THE SUBTOTAL IF THE SALES TAX WAS 7% Let the sales price be "x". x+0.07x=17.42 1.07x=17.42 x=\$16.28 ============ Cheers, Stan H.