The sales tax rate is 8%. If Rahul bought a new car and paid a sales tax of Rs 1,920, what was the cost of the car before the tax?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 27th May, 2014, 01:13: PM

Expert Answer:

Let  us say the car costs Rs y.

 

That would mean that y multiplied by 8% is Rs 1920. 

y(8%) = 1920

8% could also be expressed as 0.08

Thus, y(0.08) = 1920

y =Rs 24000

The car costRs 24000 without tax.

Answered by  | 27th May, 2014, 03:13: PM