# SOLUTION: There is a sales tax of \$22 on an item that costs \$275 before tax. A second item costs \$87.50 before tax. What is the sales tax on the second item?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Proportions Question 279993: There is a sales tax of \$22 on an item that costs \$275 before tax. A second item costs \$87.50 before tax. What is the sales tax on the second item? Answer by checkley77(12569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!22/275=.08 or 8% is the sales tax. 87.50*.08=\$7.00 is the sales tax.