The George family ate out at a restaurant and wants to leave a 15% tip. Their meal cost $42.00 before tip. How much will they pay for their meal, including tip?

1 Answer
May 21, 2018


They will pay #$48.30# for their meal including tip.


So let convert 15% to a decimal value before we start solving anything. So you simply divide 15 over 100 like this: #15/100# which gives you 0.15.

So to find out how much tip they are giving, you multiply 0.15 by 42.00. Here is what I am saying shown below:


So let compute that by plugging that into the calculator which we get #$6.3#.

Now, we can add that back to the meal cost as shown below:


Our final answer is: #$48.3#