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John bought a pencil box from a shopkeeper.

He paid $12 for the pencil box which is inclusive of a 20% tax.

(a) What was the amount of tax paid by John?

(b) What was the profit made by the shopkeeper if the cost of the pencil box is $3?

*Notes to student:*

*If the question above has parts, (e.g. (a) and (b)), given that the answer for part (a) is 10 and the answer for part (b) is 12, give your answer as:10,12*

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**2,7**