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 Question 403014: Solve the problem by stating the equation you would use to solve and then solving it. Be sure to show all of your work. Midtown Antiques collects 5% sales tax on all sales. If total sales including tax are \$1568.14, find the portion that is sales tax. Round to the nearest cent. UGH..BEEN HURTING MY BRAIN..HELP!!Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15659)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Midtown Antiques collects 5% sales tax on all sales. If total sales including tax are \$1568.14, find the portion that is sales tax. : Find the amt of the actual sales, without the tax, it will make sense to you then Let a = amt of sales then .05a = amt of the tax : sales amt + tax amt = total amt a + .05a = 1568.14 1.05a = 1568.14 a = a = \$1493.47 amt of sales : Now we can find the amt of tax two ways Subtract amt of sales from total amt 1568.14 - 1493.47 = \$74.67 is the tax : or multiply amt of sales by .05 .05*1493.47 = \$74.67 also