# You and your friend are splitting a restaurant bill and leaving a tip. You pay half of the bill plus $5. Your friend pays half of the bill plus 25% of half the bill. You and your friend pay the same total amount. How much is half the bill?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 1, 2016

$20

#### Explanation:

Lets put that question into an equation.

What you're trying to find =

Since you and your friend pay the same total,

If

First, you want to simplify.

Multiply by 8 on both sides to get rid of those fractions

Subtract

Remember, you're looking for HALF the bill, so it'd be

Answer =

This might be the wrong answer, since the question says that there is a tip. If the tip was not included in the equation, then I find $20 to be half the bill.