total price including tax is $13359.60
8% tax was paid
What is the dollar amount of tax paid?

from a student


The amount that you paid, $13359.60, is made up of two parts, the price on the price tag, call it $P, and the tax which is 8% of $P. If you can find $P then you can calculate the tax, it is 8% of $P, that is  8/100 x $P.

What you know is that

=$P + 8/100 x $P
=$P + 0.8 $P
= (1.08) $P
What is $P?

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