This week will be solving problems involving tax, tip and discount . We will build on the previous lessons as it extends students’ understanding of ratio and rate reasoning to percents.
Students also continue to write and solve 1-‐step equations as part of their work with percents; for example, the question “If Travis paid a total of 21.60, including 9% sales tax, what was the price of the item he purchased?” can be represented by the equation 1.09x = 21.60.
Things we will be focusing on:
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