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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.

    The answer is #3.12
    Thanks

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