How do you find the amount of sales tax for a board game that costs $25.00 at a 7% tax rate?

1 Answer
Dec 4, 2016

7% sales tax on a board game costing $25.00 is $1.75


What we are looking for in this problem is what is 7% of $25.00.

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore 7% can be written as #7/100#.

When dealing with percents the word "of" means "times" or "to multiply".

Finally, lets call the number we are looking for "n".

Putting this altogether we can write this equation and solve for #n# while keeping the equation balanced:

#n = 7/100 xx $25.00#

#n = $175.00/100#

#n = $1.75#