# Marta bought 3 towels for $8.50 and 5 washcloths for$1.25 each. If the sales tax rate is 8%, what is the total amount of money Marta?

Marta will have to pay $34.29 in total. #### Explanation: 1. Determine the subtotal of Marta's purchase. Since she bought 5 washcloths at$1.25 each, simply multiply 5 and $1.25 together to get$6.25. Similarly, multiply 3 and $8.50 together to get$25.50.
2. Add together $6.25 and$25.50, which is $31.75. This is her subtotal before tax. 3. The tax rate is 8%, which means that multiplying together 0.08 and$31.75 will give you $2.54. This is the sales tax on Marta's subtotal. 4. Finally, add$31.75 and $2.54 to get$34.29, which is the total amount Marta has to pay for her towels.