Joanna wants to buy a backpack that costs $37.98. The sales tax rate is 8.75%. Estimate the amount of sales tax that Joanna will pay.

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Joanna wants to buy a backpack that costs $37.98. The sales tax rate is 8.75%. Estimate the amount of sales tax that Joanna will pay.

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Faith 4 months 2022-01-12T19:23:53+00:00 1 Answer 0 views 0

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    2022-01-12T19:25:17+00:00

    Answer:

    The amount of sales tax Joanna will pay is $3.323

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Given:

    Cost of the backpack =  $37.98

    Sales tax = 8.75%

    To Find:

    Amount of sales tax that Joanna will pay  = ?

    Solution:

    Sales tax imposed by the government on the goods that are sold or on the services that is provided. It is collected by the seller who sells the goods

    Sales tax  =[tex]\frac{\text{sales tax percentage}}{100} \times price[/tex]

    On Substituting the values

    Sales tax  = [tex]\frac{8.75}{100} \times 37.98[/tex]

    sales tax  = [tex]0.0875 \times 37.98[/tex]

    sales tax  = 3.323

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