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The cost of your meal is $27. Sales tax is 8%. You leave a tip that is 20% of the cost if the meal. What is the total amount of your bill?

The cost of your mean is $27. Sales tax is 8%. You leave a tip that is 20% of the cost if the meal. What is the total amount if your bill? Explain how to solve the problem

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Convert all percent to decimals 20% --> 0.2 and 8% --> 0.08
First you have to calculate tip:
 
27$ x 0.2 = 5.4$ in tips
 
Now calculate tax
27$ x 0.08 = 2.16
 
Now your bill will be your tax + food + tips = 2.16$ + 27$ + 5.4$ =34.56$

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