# A bicycle has a listed price of $599.95 before tax. If the sales tax rate is 9.75%, how do you find the total cost of the bicycle with sales tax included?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 13, 2017

#### Answer:

See the full explanation for how to solve this problem below.

#### Explanation:

We can write an equation for the total cost of the bicycle as:

Where:

Substituting and solving for