Sales Tax and Commission

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More application word problems for percent. This video covers sales tax and commission problems.

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• How do you calculate how much sales tax you have to pay on a purchase?
• How do you calculate the amount of commission a person earns on a sale?
• What are some real-world applications of percent?
• If a person purchases a television for \$749.99, and the sales tax rate is 8.25%, what is the sales tax amount?
• How do you solve x = 0.0825*749.99?
• If the total price paid for a refrigerator was \$1,244.85, and the price tag indicates a purchase price of \$1,158.00, what is the sales tax rate?
• How do you solve 86.85 = x*1,158.00?
• If a sales person sells \$3,512.23 worth of furniture in one week and her commission rate is 18%, how much commission did she earn?
• How do you solve x = 0.18*3,512.23?
• If a recent paycheck showed the amount of commission a sales clerk earned was 985.23, and the total sales for the clerk during the pay period was 6,568.20, what was the commission rate for the sales clerk?
• How do you solve 985.23 = x*6,568.20?
• How do you calculate sales tax and commission rate if you know the sales and totals?
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Some very real-world applications of percent are covered in this video -- sales tax and commission. These are topics that are used every time you make a purchase. Problems including how to find how much sales tax to pay and how much sales tax was given purchase price and original price are solved. You will also learn to find out how much commission a salesperson earns from sales, and how much their commission rate was given their sales and their paycheck.