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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?
Ok so, 400 including the 263? or no
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.
Yes, I think its 2.63
I was confused about tht to
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?
I wrote down the problem exactly from the etext. And, I double checked now.It is written correctly...the problem. o:
Then, I think this would be the equation: $2.63*5 + .15(FB) = $400 What do you think @dmezzullo
Looks right to me @Directrix
Tell us the answer and we will check it when u have it if u want @ikoreanx3
I posted this 5 or 6 "rectangles" up in the thread. That would give the FB costs to be **$2,579** which sounds high.
I don't know the options.
Unfortunately its not a multiple choice question. so I do not know the answer... should I just pick another question..
How did u get over 2,500 dollars @Directrix from the 263 an hr instead of 2.63?
@ikoreanx3 No giving up we will get u through this question
All of us here believe u can do it so No giving up.
I tried to follow Direct's equation..
I used this: "Yes, I think its 2.63" @ikoreanx3 wrote that above.
@ikoreanx3 What are the options? Maybe we can work backwards.
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.
you mean 2.63? right..?
maybe that could be it
Could you post a picture of the problem?
I wish. but my laptop is broken and just ordered a new one yesterday it should come by tomorrow.
so im on my smartphone and I see no option to attach a file.
Look on your smartphone and see what the answer options are.
If we knew the options, we could figure out what the problem is.
there is no answer options..
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.