Waitress Pay: Candice Colton is a banquet waitress. She is paid $263 per hour plus 15% of the total cost of the food and beverages she serves during the banquet. If, during a 5 hour shift, Candice earns $400, What was the total cost of the food and beverages she served?

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- dmezzullo

Ok so, 400 including the 263? or no

- dmezzullo

- Directrix

Is $263 per hour supposed to be $2.63 per hour?
I ask because if Candice works 5 hours at $263 per hour, she will earn 263*5 = $1,315.
Then, this --> If, during a 5 hour shift, Candice earns $400 -- would not make sense because Candice would have earned $1,315 before 15% of the food and beverage expenses were added.

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- anonymous

Yes, I think its 2.63

- dmezzullo

I was confused about tht to

- Directrix

What I think might be the equation is this:
$2.63*5 + .15(FB) = $400 where FB is the cost of the food and beverages.
That would give the FB costs to be $2,579 which sounds high.
I wonder if the $400 total is supposed to be $40. Any ideas?

- anonymous

I wrote down the problem exactly from the etext. And, I double checked now.It is written correctly...the problem. o:

- Directrix

Then, I think this would be the equation:
$2.63*5 + .15(FB) = $400
What do you think @dmezzullo

- dmezzullo

Looks right to me @Directrix

- dmezzullo

Tell us the answer and we will check it when u have it if u want @ikoreanx3

- Directrix

I posted this 5 or 6 "rectangles" up in the thread.
That would give the FB costs to be **$2,579** which sounds high.

- Directrix

I don't know the options.

- anonymous

Unfortunately its not a multiple choice question. so I do not know the answer... should I just pick another question..

- dmezzullo

How did u get over 2,500 dollars @Directrix from the 263 an hr instead of 2.63?

- dmezzullo

@ikoreanx3 No giving up we will get u through this question

- anonymous

Thank you T T

- dmezzullo

All of us here believe u can do it so No giving up.

- anonymous

I tried to follow Direct's equation..

- Directrix

I used this: "Yes, I think its 2.63" @ikoreanx3 wrote that above.

- Directrix

@ikoreanx3 What are the options? Maybe we can work backwards.

- Directrix

Ok so, 400 including the 263? or no
Here is an equation that ignores the 5 hours.
400 = 263 + .15x where x is the food and beverage costs
That renders $913.33 approx as the food and beverage costs.

- anonymous

you mean 2.63? right..?

- dmezzullo

Yes^

- anonymous

maybe that could be it

- Directrix

Could you post a picture of the problem?

- anonymous

I wish. but my laptop is broken and just ordered a new one yesterday it should come by tomorrow.

- anonymous

so im on my smartphone and I see no option to attach a file.

- Directrix

Look on your smartphone and see what the answer options are.

- dmezzullo

haha^

- Directrix

If we knew the options, we could figure out what the problem is.

- anonymous

there is no answer options..

- Directrix

Okay. We'll work the problem as stated:
Waitress Pay: Candice Colton is a banquet waitress. She is paid $263 per hour plus 15% of the total cost of the food and beverages she serves during the banquet. If, during a 5 hour shift, Candice earns $400, What was the total cost of the food and beverages she served?
263*5 +.15x = 400 where x is the total cost of food and beverages served
x = - 6100 dollars which cannot be correct.

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