What is Sales Tax Rate in Math? Definition and Examples

What is sales tax rate in math? A sales tax rate is tax that someone pays for buying an item. The sales tax rate is expressed as a percent of the price someone pays.

The sales tax rate is set at the state level by the authorities and it varies from state to state. The sales tax rate also varies from country to country. 

Sales tax rate in some places

For example, the sales tax rate in Massachusetts is 6.25% as of January 1, 2021 while the sales tax rate in Hawaii is 4%

The sales tax rate in France is 20%

A couple of examples showing how to use the 


John bought a computer in Florida that cost 550 dollars. What is the total cost of the computer?

The sales tax rate in Florida is 6% as of this writing. 

6% of 550 is 33

550 + 33 = 583. 

The total cost of the computer is 583 dollars.


Sylvia bought a designer bag in Norway that cost 3000 dollars. What is the total cost of the bag?

The sales tax rate in Norway is 20% as of this writing. 

20% of 3000 is 600

3000 + 600 = 3600. 

The total cost of the bag is 3600 dollars.

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