# If the sales tax on a $350 computer is $22.75. How do you find the sales tax rate?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 7, 2016

#### Answer:

The sales tax rate is 6.5%

#### Explanation:

We can restate this question as:

What percent of $350 is $22.75.

Let's call the answer we are looking for

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore s% can be written as

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

Putting this altogether we can write this equation and solve for