an item costs $410 before tax, and the sales tax is 24.60. what is the sales tax rate

For this we divide 24.60 by 410 to find the tax rate. 24.60/410 is 0.06. That's in decimal form. Multiply by 100 to get the percent form. 0.06 * 100 is 6. That's the number in percent form. The sales tax rate is 6%.