What is the sales tax on a $8.50 purchase if the sales tax rate is 6.5? Algebra Linear Equations Percent Equations 1 Answer Mark S. · Stefan V. Feb 22, 2018 #$8.50 xx 0.065 = $0.5525# cents rounded to #$0.55# or #55# cents. Explanation: The sales tax rate is usually a percentage (assumed here). #6.5# percent equals #0.065# (percent means "per 100" so is divided by #100#). Answer link Related questions Jimmy made a #"75%# on a test worth #46# points. How many points did he get correct? How do you use proportions to solve percent equations? How do you translate percent problems into an equation? What number is 32% of 600? What number is #3/4#% of 16? 8 is 20% of what number? 99 is 180% of what number? What percent of 7.2 is 45? What percent of 150 is 5? What is 2% of 92? See all questions in Percent Equations Impact of this question 1007 views around the world You can reuse this answer Creative Commons License