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## the sales tax in a state is 8%.write an equation for the amout of tax t on an item that costs p dollars.

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# 3 Answers

The equation for the amount of tax (8%) T on an item that costs P dollars is:

T=0.08P

and in case it matters, the cost of the item would be

Cost = p + (p x 0.08)

= p x (1.08)

Hi Brittany.

8% as a decimal is 0.08

So, tax is just the item cost times the tax rate. In this case it is:

t = p x 0.08

I hope that helps.