# SOLUTION: At the end of the day, a storekeeper had \$1638 in the cash register, including both the sale of goods and the sales tax of 4%. What amount of sales tax had been collected?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 503641: At the end of the day, a storekeeper had \$1638 in the cash register, including both the sale of goods and the sales tax of 4%. What amount of sales tax had been collected?Answer by oberobic(2304)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!t = sales .04t = sales tax 1.04t = total money collected . 1.04t = 1638 . t = 1638/1.04 . t = 1575 sales . .04t = 1638-1575 = 63 . Always check your work. . .04(1575) = 63 Correct. . Re-read the question to be sure you answer it. What amount of sales tax was collected? \$63. . Done.