Percent: bill at a restaurant, including a 15% tip, is...

Takitia

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I don't know which formula to use for this problem

If the total bill at a restaurant, including a 15% tip, is $65.32, what was the cost
of the meal alone?
 

galactus

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\(\displaystyle \L\\x+0.15x=65.32\)

Solve for x.
 

tkhunny

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...and write a note: "If you had not included the gratuity, I would have given you 20%."
 
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