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Some one explain this to me.

Pat, Sharon, and Erin went to lunch and each person had the $5.95 lunch special. If tax was five percent of the total bill and Erin was paying for everyone's lunch, how much did she pay without a tip?

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Well, you take the 5.95 and multiply it by how many people were there, 3. Then you take that and multiply it by 5%, or .05, and take the answer you got from that and the answer from the thing you got before that and add it together. Does that make sense or did I just screw you up?
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3 people ... each had the $5.95 special ... so 3 x 5.95 = 17.85
5% tax ... so tax = .05 x 17.85 = 0.90
$17.85 + $0.90 = $18.75

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How can you do that? You must be having spring break next week. ?
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I haven't had spring break in 25 years
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Oh, you are an adult. Sorry!
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I didn't know!
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Wait it actually equals 8925 so its not 90. it 89 on the 17.85 x .05
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I'm just using a 10-key set at 2 decimal places.

Which gives you a little "real life" lesson ... that most places will round taxes up to the nearest cent, not to the closest cent. This is so that they don't show underpayment of taxes when they send them in. (all those 0.0025 cents add up, y'know)
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I read what you wrote. No comment... Oh wait!! I do have a comment! What the flowers were you saying?
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Sorry, it's spring break for me right now. I can't even THINK about doing the least of math. Once again, sorry

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dont say anything else ive reported u
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you do $5.95 x 0.05 because 0.05 is the tax. then add that answer to $5.95. thats your answer.

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I'm guessing you are having spring break next week. ?
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Multiply 5.95 by 3, then multiply that answer by 0.05..... :D

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Wow!!??
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Are you people having spring break next week or something?
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Wow what?! I have mine next week :D
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Oh mine is this week
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Ahh LUCKY:D
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Ur smart?
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Mean... :|
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about 6.24 per person

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How do you do math on spring break?
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first 5.95 + 5.95 + 5.95 = 17.85 then 17.85 x .05 = .8925, then add 17.85 to .8925 = 18.74 then divide by 3 =6.24
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