# I'm very stuck! I go to Connections Academy, and I'm on "Versatile Distributive Property Portfolio, Unit 5, Lesson 11. Please help! Here is the question: You are purchasing four items and want to calculate the tax. The items

cost $2.50, $8.75, $3.00, and $10.25. The tax rate is 6%. How much is the tax?

Show the calculation for using the distributive property, and not using the distributive property. HELP!

## taxing each item is the same as adding them up and taxing the sum:

($2.50+$8.75+$3.00+$10.25)*.06

## w/ disrtibutive property

6%($2.50+$8.75+$3.00+$10.25)=

6%x$2.50+6%x$8.75+6%x$3.00+6%x$10.25=

$0.15+$0.525+$0.18+$0.615=

$1.47

w/o distributive property

6%($2.50+$8.75+$3.00+$10.25)=

6%($24.01)=

$1.47

(just did this bro)