# Math - Sales Tax

by Emone Vinson
(Houston, Tx)

The chair advertised at Fabulous Furniture cost \$24.95, and the table cost \$42.50. Ming has decided to buy one table and four chairs. Sales tax in his state is 8%. About how much will the furniture cost him?

### Comments for Math - Sales Tax

 Dec 29, 2011 Sales Tax by: Staff Question: by Emone Vinson (Houston, Tx) The chair advertised at Fabulous Furniture cost \$24.95, and the table cost \$42.50. Ming has decided to buy one table and four chairs. Sales tax in his state is 8%. About how much will the furniture cost him? Answer: Cost of chairs = (number of chairs)*(\$24.95 per chair) Cost of tables = (number of tables)*(\$42.50 per table) Number of chairs = 4 Number of tables = 1 Sales tax = 8% of total spent Total Cost of furniture = cost of chairs + cost of tables + sales tax Cost of furniture without sales tax Cost of furniture without sales tax = (number of chairs)*(\$24.95 per chair) + (number of tables)*(\$42.50 per table) Cost of furniture without sales tax = (4)*(\$24.95 per chair) + (1)*(\$42.50 per table) Cost of furniture without sales tax = 99.80 + 42.50 Cost of furniture without sales tax = \$142.30 Sales Tax Cost of sales tax = (8%)*(Cost of furniture without sales tax) Convert 8% to its decimal equivalent (divide 8% by 100) 8% ÷ 100 = .08 Cost of sales tax = (8%)*(Cost of furniture without sales tax) Cost of sales tax = (.08)*(Cost of furniture without sales tax) Cost of sales tax = (.08)*( 142.30) Cost of sales tax = \$11.38 Total Cost of furniture = Cost of furniture without sales tax + sales tax Total Cost of furniture = 142.30 + 11.38 Total Cost of furniture = \$153.68 The final answer is: \$153.68 Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com