# 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...

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?

$____________

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### 2 Answers

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.

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.**