Math Question: How much is a 20% tip on a meal that cost $42.60
Firstly, I want to say the answer is not $8.52. Because, the question sait that “20% tip on a meal that cost $42.50”.
So, tip is included in the cost. Tip + account = $42.50. Let’s look the solution step by step.
If we say tip = x dollars, food price is 5x dollars.
x + 5x = 6x = $42.60
x = tip = $7.10