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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.
The equation for the amount of tax (8%) T on an item that costs P dollars is:
and in case it matters, the cost of the item would be
Cost = p + (p x 0.08)
= p x (1.08)
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.