Question

# A tablet computer costs $399. A person pays $433.91 in the store. What is the sales tax? A)8.25% B)8.75% C)9.25% D)9.75%

Answer

B) 8.75%

- Subtract the cost of the item from the total amount paid to obtain the amount of tax paid. 433.91 - 399 = 34.91.
- To calculate the percentage of the tax, divide the amount of tax paid by the cost of the item and multiply by 100. (34.91/399) x 100 = 8.75.