# 6th grade math question!!! HELP!?

6. Jana bought juice for $1.99 and paid an additional 6.5% for sales tax. How much did Jana pay including sales tax?

can't find the answer! been trying for hours!

please help! =[

### 6 Answers

- cakeeater0119Lv 51 decade agoBest Answer
1.99 X 1.065 is the answer. ($2.12)

To convert percentage to decimal, you move the decimal to left 2 spots.

To figure out the tax you multiply the % by original amount...which would be $1.99 X .065.

For a quick way to find out the final price, put a "1" in front of the ".065"....

Then round to the nearest penny. You actually get 2.11935, but rounded you get $2.12.

- 1 decade ago
ok so set up your paper as x/1.99 (x over 1.99) then next to it put a multiplication sign. Then write 6.5/100 (6.5 over 100). You then cross multiply so 1.99 x 6.5 divided by 100. And that should get you the answer!

- 1 decade ago
First get the 6.5% of $1.99 by:

x/1.99 = 6.5/100

x = 0.12935

Then add that to the $1.99.

Answer: $2.12

- Anonymous1 decade ago
6.5% of 1.99 = 6.5 x 1.99 / 100 = 0.13

Total paid = $1.99 + 0.13 = $2.12

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