Joseph paid $0.48 in sales tax for a doll for his sister. (What a nice brother). If the tax rate is six percent, what was the price of the doll?

6% x = .48

x = .48/.06 = 8.00 Price = $ 8

question,why is the 6 .06, why not .6?

Because 6% = 6/100 = .06

Thanks , EP

Another rule

6% ...... = [ 6. ] %

Move the decimal two places to the left and drop the % sign = .06