# SOLUTION: I need to find out the total amount of sales. My sales tax of 6% = \$2,357.10. What formula is used? Thank you.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Numeric Fractions Question 48061: I need to find out the total amount of sales. My sales tax of 6% = \$2,357.10. What formula is used? Thank you. Answer by tutorcecilia(2152)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Use the formula for percentages: . Part/Whole = % / 100 [Plug-in the values] (2357.10)/x = 6%/100 [Cross-multiply and solve for s] (2357.10)(100) = (x)(6%) 235710 = 6x 235710/6 = 6x/6 39285 = x . Plug (x=39285) back into the original equation to verify the answer: Part/Whole = % / 100 (2357.10)/(39285) = 6%/100 .06 = .06 [Checks out]