10th grade algebra
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kim had a meal at the downtown diner which cost $14.98. if she tips 15%, how much tip should she leave? round to the nearest cent.

10th grade algebra 
Ms. Sue
Tenth grade algebra? And you don't know how to figure the tip??? Something is wrong with this picture.
Using a calculator, multiply:
14.98 * 0.15 = 2.247 = $2.25
I usually do approximate figuring in my head.
10% of 15 = 1.5
Double 1.50 = 3.00
Halfway between 1.50 and 3.00 is 2.25.
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