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    Percentage of sale.... HELP!!!!!?

    I am trying to figure out how to charge my customers for credit card use.... and failing miserably! I just started accepting credit cards as a form of payment. The program that allows me to do this charges me a fee of 2.75% per transaction. I cannot afford to lose that 2.75%, so I inform my customers that if they want to pay with a card, there will be a processing/service fee added to their original price. The problem that I am having is I only want to charge the customer the extra that the card payment company is taking out, and I cannot get my math to add up! For example, This is what I tried: Mr. Jones owes me $5,000.00. I multiplied 5000 (amount owed) by 1.0275 (2.75% charge), which gave me a total of: $5,137.50 So I was going to charge Mr. Jones $5,137.50. This way I would get my $5,000.00, and the processing company would get their 2.75%. HOWEVER..... I realized that now the processing company is going to take 2.75% out of the $5,137.50 that I enter, which leaves me with $4,996.22. I realize that this is not a huge loss, but I have clients with bills up to $100,000, and I do not want to keep eating away at my profit. I also don't want to charge my clients anything more than the processing company is taking out. SO my question is: Without having to do trial-and-error, what kind of an equation can I use to figure out how to charge my clients without cutting into the initial price that I should receive?
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    5000 / .9725 = 5141.39
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