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

Takitia

New member
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

Super Moderator
Staff member
$$\displaystyle \L\\x+0.15x=65.32$$

Solve for x.

tkhunny

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