The Striton family had a meal catered for a wedding rehearsal dinner. The cost of the dinner was $476. There was a 5% sales tax and they left a 15% tip. What was the total cost including the sales tax and the tip?

1 Answer
Apr 12, 2017

Answer:

$571.20

Explanation:

The dinner itself = $476

The tax = 5% of $476 = $476 x 0.05

The tip = 15% of $476 = $476 x 0.15

Add them all up:

(476) + (476 x 0.05) + (476 x 0.15) = $571.20

The answer might be different depending on whether you pay tip on the total bill with tax or before tax. I did it before tax.