# The new bill is $60, but the sales tax is 5% of the bill. how much is sales tax?

##### 1 Answer

Assuming the sales tax is applied after the new bill, the sales tax is **$3**.

Assuming the new bill is after the sales tax is applied, the sales tax is **$2.86**.

#### Explanation:

*Assuming that the sales tax of 5% is applied after the $60 bill.*

First I would convert the percentage to a decimal

Then multiply .05 by the bill

The sales tax is *$3* and the final bill is *$63.*

*Assuming that the sales tax of 5% is applied and results on the $60 bill*

First, convert the percentage to a decimal

We know the total bill is $60

We will set the bill before the tax equal to

Solve for

*Rounded to the nearest cent*

Now we subtract the price before the sales tax from the price after sales tax to find the sales tax

The sales tax is *$2.86*