A waiter received a $5.25 tip. If the check totaled $25, what percentage was received?

1 Answer
Nov 14, 2016

Answer:

This was a 21% tip.

Explanation:

The percentage of the tip, let's call it #p#, is calculated by dividing the amount of the tip, let's call it #t# by the total amount of the bill, let's call it #b# and multiplying it by 100. The formula for this is:

#p = t/b * 100#

Because we know the amount of the tip and the amount of the bill we can substitute these numbers and solve for #p#:

#p = ($5.25)/($25.00) * 100#

#p = ($525.00)/($25.00)#

#p = 21#