During an early season promotion, a weekend ski pass was priced at \$79 plus tax at both Blackcomb Mountain, BC, and Mont Tremblant, QC.  Round your final answers properly to two decimal places.  Use HST = 12% for B.C., GST = 5%, and PST = 9.5% for Quebec. a) How much was the ski pass priced at Blackcomb Mountain, BC? \$____________ b) How much was the ski pass priced at Mount Tremblant, QC? \$____________ c) What is the difference in total price paid by skiers at the two ski resorts? \$____________

Assuming the HST is the provincial sales tax in BC, PST is the provincial Sales tax in Quebec, and GST is a national Sales tax charged on both provinces, I would get the following calculations:

a)  Initial price is \$79.  Add on the GST of 5% and `79+.05 xx 79=\$82.95` Then add on the 12% HST `82.95+.12 xx 82.95=\$92.90` The price at Blackcomb is \$92.90

b)  Initial price is \$79.  Add on the GST of 5% `79+.05 xx 79=\$82.95` Then add on the 9.5% PST `82.95+.095 xx 82.95=\$90.83` So the Price at Mont Tremblant is \$90.83.

c)  The difference is `92.90-90.83=2.07` The difference in prices is \$2.07 cheaper in Quebec than in British Columbia.

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BC = 79 (1.12) = 88.48

a) The ski pass at Blackcomb Mountain cost \$88.48.

QC = 79 +(0.05)79 + (0.095)79 = 90.455 ~ 90.46

b)  The ski pass at Mont Tremblant, QC cost \$90.46.

c)  The difference in the price is \$90.46 - \$88.48 is:  \$1.98

Mont Tremblant costs \$1.98 more than Blackcomb Mountain.

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