# About how much is the sales tax on a leather bag that costs $69.80 and the tax rate is 6%?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 21, 2017

Estimated sales tax

#### Explanation:

If I'm reading this right, this is an estimation question ("about how much is the sales tax..."). But I'll do the calculation both as an estimate and an exact answer.

**Estimation**

We can take the sales price of the leather bag, $69.80, and round up the price to $70.

The sales tax percentage is 6%, so to estimate the tax we have:

**Exact**