# Tax Calculator: Tutorial is reading other number than the ones I type

#1

Hello, I am puzzled that the tax calculating part of the exercise is not reading the numbers that I am typing in. It says,
"Oops, try again. It looks like tax is 3.00375 instead of 0.0675."
when I have actually typed 0.0675.

Here is a screen shot:

Any help much appreciated. Thank-you everyone!

``Replace this line with your code.``

#2

It looks like the SCT is expecting us to assign the rate to the variable, not the calculated value.

``tax =  0.0675``

In a later step I suspect we would write something along these lines...

``meal += meal * tax``

but that's just a guess.

#3

Eye on the question:

``Create the variable tax and set it equal to the decimal value of 6.75%``

As question is saying to just make text variable to equal to decimal value of 6.75% so it's turned
out to be simple conversion of Percent values into Decimal and to save it in a variable.

#4

Exactly. `6.75 / 100`.

#5

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