# Estimate the tax on a $198 stereo when the sales tax is 5.25% Bridger Holden 2022-09-08 Answered Estimate the tax on a$198 stereo when the sales tax is 5.25%
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The key word in the question is 'estimate'.
This means without doing an accurate calculation, how can I get an approximate answer quickly?
The stereo costs about $200 (very close to$198, just easier.)
5.25% can be considered as 5% to make it easier to work with.
5% of $100 is$5, so 5% of $200 is$10
An estimate for the tax is $10 ###### Did you like this example? Dangelo Rosario Answered 2022-09-10 Author has 3 answers Cost of stereo # =$198
Sales tax =5.25%
Tax amount $=198\cdot \left(\frac{5.25}{100}\right)$
Total sales tax amount =\$10.40