Hakim invests $700 in a bank that pays 5% simple interest annually. After one year he uses the money in his account to buy a computer. The original cost of the computer is $750 The computer is on sale for a 20% discount off of the original cost. The sales tax is 4% of the sale price. After purchasing the computer, how much does Hakim have left in his bank account?

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Answer:   $111Step-by-step explanation:The bank balance is ...   $700 × (1 + 0.05) = $735The cost of the computer is ...   $750 × (1 -0.20) × (1 +0.04) = $624The remaining bank balance after paying for the computer is ...   $735 -624 = $111_____When you add a percentage, you effectively multiply by the sum of 1 and that percentage. The same is true if the amount "added" is negative (as for a discounted price).   (original amount) + (percentage)×(original amount)Use the distributive property to factor out the original amount:  = (original amount)×(1 + percentage)