Q:

Jermaine had dinner at his favorite restaurant. If the sales tax rate is 5% and the sales tax on the meal came to $2.00, what was the total cost of the meal, including sales tax and a 15% tip A.$52.50 B.$40.00 C.$48.00 D.57.00

Accepted Solution

A:
Sales tax = 5%
Sales Tax = $2
⇒ 5% is equal to $2

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Find 1%:
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5% = $2
1% = $2 ÷ 5
1% = $0.40

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Find 100% (Cost of the meal):
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100% = $0.40 x 100
100% = $40

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Find tips:
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15% tips = 15% x $40
15% tips = 0.15 x 40
15% tips = $6

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Find total cost:
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Total cost = $40 + $2 + $6 = $48

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Answer: $48
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