You buy a container of cat litter for $12.25 and a bag of cat food for x dollars. The total purchase is $19.08, which includes 6% sales tax. Write and solve an equation to find the cost of the cat food. PLEASE include an equation and explain how you did it, with details.

Answer:The cat food costs $5.75Step-by-step explanation:12.25+x (0.06) = $19.08

$19.08 x 0.06 = $1.1448 (amount of sales tax)

now subtract the sales tax from the total amount

$19.08 – $1.1448 = $17.9352

$17.9352-$12.25 (cat litter) = $5.69 (cat food)