How much would a 20% tip on a restaurant bill for $60.50 be, and how much would that make the total amount paid?

1 Answer
Feb 15, 2017

Answer:

#20%# is #20/100#, which we can also express as #0.2#. If we multiply this by the bill, we get the size of the tip: #0.2 times $60.50 = $12.10#. Adding this to the bill gives #$60.50 + $12.10 = $72.60#.

Explanation:

I'm an Australian and we're more comfortable dealing with decimals. I feel like Americans are more comfortable dealing with fractions, so we could also solve this as follows:

20% is 20/100, which we can also express as 2/10 or 1/5.

If we multiply this by the bill, we get the size of the tip:

#1/5 times $60.50# = #($60.50)/5# = #$12.10#.

Adding this to the bill gives #$60.50 + $12.10 = $72.60#.