# Sales Tax Calculation

jeans cost 560 plus 6% sales tax what is toyal cost

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 Mar 11, 2011 Sales Tax Calculation by: Staff The question: jeans cost 560 plus 6% sales tax what is toyal cost The answer: Jeans cost \$5.60 plus 6% sales tax. What is the total cost? Total cost of purchasing the Jeans = Cost of Jeans + Sales Tax Sales Tax charged to purchase a pair of Jeans = (cost of Jeans)*(tax rate) Sales Tax charged to purchase a pair of Jeans = (\$5.60)*(6%) The % must be changed into its decimal equivalent. Sales Tax charged to purchase a pair of Jeans = (\$5.60)*(.06) Sales Tax charged to purchase a pair of Jeans = \$0.336 = 34 cents Total cost of purchasing the Jeans = Cost of Jeans + Sales Tax Total cost of purchasing the Jeans = \$5.60 + \$0.34 Total cost of purchasing the Jeans = \$5.94 The total cost can also be calculated by multiplying \$5.93 by 1.06 Total cost of purchasing the Jeans = \$5.60*1.06 Total cost of purchasing the Jeans = \$5.936 = \$5.94 Both answers are the same. The final answer to your question is: \$5.94 Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com