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# Finding the rate of a tax or commission Online Quiz

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**Q 1 - Mr. James paid $46.90 for a carpet and an amount of $4.69 as sales tax. What is the rate of sales tax?**

### Answer : C

### Explanation

**Step 1:**

Price of carpet = $46.90

Amount of sales tax paid = $4.69

**Step 2:**

Rate of sales tax = $\frac{4.69}{4.69} \times 100 = 10\%$

**Q 2 - An automobile dealer sold a car for $24,000. The sales tax on the car was $2280. What was the rate of sales tax paid?**

### Answer : A

### Explanation

**Step 1:**

Price of car = $24,000

Sales tax = $2280

**Step 2:**

Rate of sales tax = $\frac{2280}{24000} \times 100 = 9.5\%$

**Q 3 - A book salesman is paid a commission of $760 when he sold $19,000 worth of books in a month. What was the rate of commission paid for that month?**

### Answer : B

### Explanation

**Step 1:**

Amount of sales = $19,000

Commission earned = $760

**Step 2:**

Rate of commission = $\frac{760}{19000} \times 100 = 4\%$

**Q 4 - The sales tax on a $1160 computer system is $69.60. What is the sales tax rate?**

### Answer : D

### Explanation

**Step 1:**

Price of computer = $1160

Sales tax = $69.60

**Step 2:**

Rate of sales tax = $\frac{69.60}{1160} \times 100 = 6\%$

**Q 5 - Find the sales tax rate if the sales tax on the purchase of a $290 DVD player was $18.85.**

### Answer : A

### Explanation

**Step 1:**

Price of DVD player = $290

Sales tax = $18.85

**Step 2:**

Rate of sales tax = $\frac{18.85}{290} \times 100 = 6.5\%$

**Q 6 - The sales tax for an item was $27.30 and it cost $390 before tax. Find the sales tax rate. Write your answer as a percentage.**

### Answer : B

### Explanation

**Step 1:**

Cost before tax = $390

Sales tax = $27.30

**Step 2:**

Rate of sales tax = $\frac{27.30}{390} \times 100 = 7\%$

**Q 7 - If the sales tax paid was $27.90 in a city, how much is the rate of sales tax on an item that costs $310?**

### Answer : D

### Explanation

**Step 1:**

Price of item = $310

Sales tax = 27.90

**Step 2:**

Rate of sales tax = $\frac{27.90}{310} \times 100 = 9\%$

**Q 8 - A salesperson has a goal to earn $4,000 in June. He receives a base pay of $2,600 per month and a commission for all sales in that month. At what rate of commission, will he have to sell $14000 merchandise to meet his goal?**

### Answer : C

### Explanation

**Step 1:**

Base pay = $2,600

Needs to earn $4000 − $2,600 = $1,400 from commission on sales.

**Step 2:**

Sales amount = $14,000

Rate of commission = $\frac{1400}{14000} \times 100 = 10\%$

**Q 9 - After eating at a restaurant, Mr. Hanson’s bill is $76.50 and sales tax is $4.59. What is the rate of sales tax?**

### Answer : B

### Explanation

**Step 1:**

Bill amount = $76.50

Sales tax = $4.59

**Step 2:**

Rates of sales tax = $\frac{4.59}{76.50} \times 100 = 6\%$

**Q 10 - Jason paid $15.96 for a pair of shoes. The sales tax amounted to $0.64 What was the rate of sales tax on the pair of shoes?**

### Answer : A

### Explanation

**Step 1:**

Price of pair of shoes = $15.96

Sales tax = $0.64

**Step 2:**

Rate of sale tax = $\frac{0.64}{15.96} \times 100 = 4\%$