While on a business trip to Summerfield, Vera treated her co-workers to a meal that cost
$12. Vera knew that when the bill came, she would need to pay Summerfield sales tax of
11.75% and would want to leave a 15% tip on the original $12. Including tax and tip, how
much did Vera's meal cost?

1 Answer

  • Answer:


    Step-by-step explanation:

    The tax and tip percentages are both being figured on the original bill amount, so they can be added. The tax and tip together come to ...

      11.75% +15% = 26.75%

    This is added to the original bill amount, so the final total will be ...

      $12 + $12×0.2675 = $12×1.2675 = $15.21

    Vera's meal cost $15.21.