1. ## Finding Original Amount

If I have $20 at 7% tax, I get a total of$21.40. If I use this equation:

$21.40/1.07 =$20, it will give me by base amount before the tax was added on.

What I need to know is if I have ($10 + ($10 + (10 * 7%))), I get a total of $20.70. How do I find out what the base amount of this is? I cant use$20.70/1.07 to get my base amount of $20 because only$10 of it is figured at the 7% rate. I need to know if there is a way to get the base amount om this scenario? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

2. You have $10 that is not taxed. You are adding to that another$10 plus tax.

So, minus $10 from your end amount of$20.70 to get $10.70. Then use your formula: $\frac {10.70}{1.07} = 10$ So, your original amount was$20.