**Question:**

Sarita buys goods worth Rs 5500. She gets a rebate of 5% on it. After getting the rebate if VAT at the rate of 5% is charged, find the amount she will have to pay for the goods.

**Solution:**

Price after getting a rebate of $5 \%$ on Rs $5500=5 \%$ of 5500

$=\frac{5}{100} \times 5500$

$=$ Rs 275

$\therefore$ new cost $=$ Rs $(5500-275)=$ Rs 5225

Now,

VAT $=5 \%$ of 5225

$=\frac{5}{100} \times 5225$

$=$ Rs $261.25$

$\therefore$ a mount to be paid for the goods $=$ Rs $(5225+261.25)$

$=$ Rs $5486.25$