The Garcia's went to dinner and the bill for all their meals was $54.00 before tax. They paid 15% tip and an 8% tax. What is the total cost of the meal with tax?

1 Answer
Aug 8, 2018

Answer:

#$67.07# rounded to the nearest cent

Explanation:

I am assuming the question wants tip applied first since it is stated first in the problem.

Convert percents to decimals
#15%=.15#
#8%=.08#

Now we can set up an equation to determine the cost after tip and solve for #x#
#x=$54+(.15*$54)#
#x=$62.10#

Now we can use the new price to set up a new equation to determine the cost after tax and solve for #x#
#x=$62.10+(.08*$62.10)#
#x=$67.07# rounded to the nearest cent