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The sales tax for an item was $11.40 and it cost $380 before tax. Find the sales tax rate. Write your answer as a percentage.

 Oct 21, 2022
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Let the sales tax rate = R

 

R  x  380 = 11.4

R = 11.4 /380

R =0.03  x  100 = 3% - sales tax rate.

 Oct 21, 2022
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11.4/380 is 0.03. Because percents are parts of 100, multiply that decimal by 100 in order to get 3. There. The sales tax rate is 3%. YourTexasBenefits.com

 Oct 22, 2022
edited by Jeniferdimond  Oct 22, 2022

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