Question

In idaho, sales tax is 6% of the price of the item. select the mathematical equation that is translated from the sentence above. sales tax = (1 0.06) * item price sales tax * (1 0.06) = item price sales tax = 6 * item price sales tax * 0.06 = item price sales tax = 0.06 * item price how much is the sales tax for a box of cereal that costs $3.8? 2.28 (round to the nearest cent.) what is the total cost for this box of cereal at the checkout register? number (round to the nearest cent.) Answers 1. diemthu The sales tax for a box of cereal that costs$3.8 is $0.228 and the total cost for this box of cereal at the checkout register is$4.028, given that sales tax is 6% of the price of the item. This can be obtained by using sales tax formula.

### How much is the sales tax?

The Sales tax formula is given by,
⇒ Sales tax = Total sales × sales tax rate
⇒ Sales tax = item price × 6%
Sales tax = 0.06 × item price
Here in the question it is given that,
a box of cereal costs $3.8, that is, item price =$3.8
By using sales tax formula we get that,
⇒ Sales tax = 0.06 × item price
⇒ Sales tax = 0.06 × $3.8 ⇒ Sales tax =$0.228

### What is the total cost for this box of cereal at the checkout register?

The total cost for this box of cereal at the checkout register can be obtained using the following formula,
⇒ Total cost = item price + sales tax
⇒ Total cost = $3.8 +$0.228
Total cost = $4.028 Hence the sales tax for a box of cereal that costs$3.8 is $0.228 and the total cost for this box of cereal at the checkout register is$4.028, given that sales tax is 6% of the price of the item.