Practice!

Sample Problem

Bob bought a TV for $500. The sales tax on TVs in Massachusetts is 5%. How much did he pay altogether, with tax?

$ .00

Solution

If the sales tax is 5% and a $500 purchase is made, the sales tax is

5% of $500 = 5/100 × $500 = $25.00

The total cost is : $500 + $25 = $525.00