Percent of a number: tax, discount, and more
Erika ate brunch at a restaurant. The bill came to $12,20. If she left a 15% tip, how much was the tip?
Write the percentage as a decimal.
15% = 0.15
Multiply the decimal by the amount of the bill. Multiply as you would multiply whole numbers, then write the decimal point in the answer.
The tip was $1.83.
If the sales tax rate is 6% in New York State, then how much sales tax would you pay in Albany for a $26 pair of pants?
The sales tax would be: $