You order two servings of pancakes and fruit cup. The cost of the fruit cup is $1.50. you leave a 15% tip. Your total bill is $11.50. How much does one serving of pancakes cost?

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Jun 22, 2018

Answer:

One serving of pancakes costs #$4.25#.

Explanation:

We can write our problem as an equation. Notice that 1.15 is 115% (entire cost + 15% tip) in decimal form.

#1.15(2x+1.50)=11.50#

From here, we can use the distributive property and solve for x:

#2.3x+1.725=11.50#
#2.3x=9.775#
#x=$4.25#