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can someone help me work this problem out.

If a total bill at a restaurant, including a 15% tip, is $65.32, what was the cost of the meal alone?



$56.8

let x = cost of bill
Then x + 0.15x = 65.32
solve for x. $56.80 is correct from Angela.

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  1. Mike's family went out for dinner. The meals including tax cost $69.57. If they leave a 15% tip, how much money did they spend on dinner?

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