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Hi, can you tell me how to calculate the tax payable to a price? For example:

- Calculate the tax payable on $192 worth of goods if the total tax rate is 9.2%.

- If you can solve this problem for me, showing me the steps, I might be able to solve the similar questions in my package on my own. Also, is there a difference between "tax" and "sales tax"? Thanks.

To determine the amount of tax, simply multiply the total amount of goods by the tax rate.  9.2% = .092, so 192 x .092 = $17.66.  

Sales tax is a form of tax.  Either way, if your question says sales tax or tax, the process is the same.  Multiply the amount times the tax rate (whatever type of tax it might be).

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Lynn Houston


I can answer questions in basic algebra and any grade school math.


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