# How do you give an example of the sale price of an item and the total cost including sales tax if the tax rate is 5.75% and the item is 25% off?

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See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

**Example of a Problem:**

Let's say there is a pair of pants which are regularly priced for

The store is having a 25% off sale for all items in the store.

The sales tax on all items in the store is 5.75%

How much do you need to pay for the pair of pants?

**Solution to the Problem:**

The formula for the cost of the item on sale is:

Where:

Substituting and calculating

Now, to find the total you would pay, with tax, we use this formula:

Where:

Substituting into this formula and calculating

The total paid for the pants after the sale and tax are taken into account is: