Worksheet: Percent Word Problems: Sales Tax and Discount

In this worksheet, we will practice solving real-life problems involving sales tax and percentage discounts, with decimals and integers.

Q1:

If the tax rate is 7 % , what will the sales tax be for a truck that costs $16,000?

Q2:

Maged wants to buy new rollerblades. The price of a pair of rollerblades is $78, and the sales tax is . Determine the total cost of the rollerblades.

Q3:

A clothing store is having a sale of 1 6 % . Determine, to the nearest cent, the cost of four pairs of pants that regularly cost $23.99.

Q4:

Samar is buying a computer for $500. The sales tax is . If the shop is having a sale of , determine the sale price of the computer before the tax, and then determine the amount of that tax.

  • A$570.00, $34.20
  • B$70.00, $4.20
  • C$584.00, $35.04
  • D$430.00, $25.80
  • E$535.71, $32.16

Q5:

Sarah works at a clothing store where she gets an employee discount. If she paid $44.87 for a pair of pants that costs $64.10, determine the percentage discount.

Q6:

Maged bought a t-shirt for $8.60, a pair of pants for $9.85, and a pair of socks for $6.75. If there was a tax of on the total amount, which of the following mathematical operations could be used to find how much tax Maged paid for the new clothes?

  • AAdd the prices of the clothes to the tax rate.
  • BAdd the prices of the clothes.
  • CMultiply the tax rate by the price of the most expensive clothes.
  • DMultiply the tax rate by the sum of the prices of the clothes.
  • EMultiply the tax rate by the product of the prices of the clothes.

Q7:

Determine, to the nearest cent, the total price of an inflatable dolphin that costs $5.09 if the sales tax is 4 . 2 5 % .

Q8:

On a trip to New York, a tourist bought five souvenir mugs for $7.23 each. Given that the sales tax was 7 . 5 % , determine, to the nearest cent, the total amount he paid.

Q9:

If an electric shaver costs $282, not including the sales tax, use the information in the table to determine the total cost of an electric shaver, including tax, in Washington.

State Washington Kansas North Carolina
Sales Tax Rate 6 . 5 % 5 . 3 % 4 . 2 5 %

Q10:

A microwave oven costs $220, not including the sales tax, and a shop in South Dakota has a microwave on sale for 2 0 % off. If the sales tax is calculated after the discount, what is the cost of the microwave?

State Maine North Virginia South Dakota
Sales Tax Rate 6 . 5 % 5 . 3 % 4 . 2 5 %
  • A$168.52
  • B$275.22
  • C$252.78
  • D$183.48
  • E$176.00

Q11:

A shoe store is having a sale in which all items are discounted . Sherif paid $39, tax included, for a pair of sneakers. If the sales tax rate is , how much did the pair of sneakers originally cost?

Q12:

Which of the following is the nearest amount to the sales tax Fares would pay for a TV that costs $478, given that the sales tax rate is 9 % ?

  • A$20
  • B$24
  • C$58
  • D$48
  • E$12

Q13:

The cost of a carton of milk is 14 LE. The shop selling the milk offers a discount of 2 5 % if two or more cartons are purchased. How much do 10 cartons cost?

Q14:

A washing machine was sold for a discounted price of 1,380 LE. Given that the discount was 5 2 % , calculate the original price of the washing machine.

Q15:

Mariam is buying a computer for $630. If the sales tax is , determine the total cost of the computer.

Q16:

In a closing sale, a shop offered 4 0 % discount on all items. On the last day, a further 4 5 % discount was offered. What was the percentage discount of the original price after the second discount?

Q17:

Nada bought a new computer for $1 000. She paid a down payment and charged the difference. If the interest rate on her credit card is , how much will she owe after 2 months if she made no payments after the down payment?

Q18:

A man bought his friend dinner, and the bill came to $ 5 0 . 8 0 plus 7 % tax. Find the total amount he paid if he left 1 5 . 5 % of the original amount as a tip.

Q19:

Determine, to the nearest cent, the cost of a home theater system that costs $420 with a sales tax of 6 . 5 % .

Q20:

Elizabeth’s is having a 5 0 % off storewide sale. You have a coupon for an additional 2 5 % discount. Which option will give you a lower price on a $ 2 0 0 purchase?

Option A: The store clerk applies a discount of 7 5 % , since that’s the sum of 2 5 % and 5 0 % . Option B: The store clerk first applies the 5 0 % discount, and then applies the 2 5 % discount to that value.

  • ABoth Option A and Option B yield the same price
  • BOption B
  • COption A

Q21:

Fares wants to buy new rollerblades. The price of a pair of rollerblades is $69, and the sales tax is . Determine the total cost of the rollerblades.

Q22:

Sameh wants to buy new rollerblades. The price of a pair of rollerblades is $82, and the sales tax is . Determine the total cost of the rollerblades.

Q23:

Yasmine is buying a computer for $850. The sales tax is . If the shop is having a sale of , determine the sale price of the computer before the tax, and then determine the amount of that tax.

  • A$1 003.00, $70.21
  • B$153.00, $10.71
  • C$1 021.00, $71.47
  • D$697.00, $48.79
  • E$897.22, $62.79

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