# arithmetic

what is the sales tax on a \$48 purchase if the tax rate is 6.5%

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1. when you are working with a percentage you move the decimal two spots to the left and then multiply the purchase by the percentage of tax in decimals.

\$48x0.065= \$3.15

I hope this helps

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2. 3.12

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3. Thank you for correcting me, my finger must have hit the 5 instead of the 2.

Thanks

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