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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?
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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?
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dmezzulloBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ok so, 400 including the 263? or no
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
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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ikoreanx3Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes, I think its 2.63
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dmezzulloBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I was confused about tht to
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
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?
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ikoreanx3Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I wrote down the problem exactly from the etext. And, I double checked now.It is written correctly...the problem. o:
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Then, I think this would be the equation: $2.63*5 + .15(FB) = $400 What do you think @dmezzullo
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dmezzulloBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Looks right to me @Directrix
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dmezzulloBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Tell us the answer and we will check it when u have it if u want @ikoreanx3
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I posted this 5 or 6 "rectangles" up in the thread. That would give the FB costs to be **$2,579** which sounds high.
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I don't know the options.
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ikoreanx3Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Unfortunately its not a multiple choice question. so I do not know the answer... should I just pick another question..
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dmezzulloBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
How did u get over 2,500 dollars @Directrix from the 263 an hr instead of 2.63?
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dmezzulloBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@ikoreanx3 No giving up we will get u through this question
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dmezzulloBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
All of us here believe u can do it so No giving up.
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ikoreanx3Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I tried to follow Direct's equation..
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I used this: "Yes, I think its 2.63" @ikoreanx3 wrote that above.
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
@ikoreanx3 What are the options? Maybe we can work backwards.
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
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.
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ikoreanx3Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
you mean 2.63? right..?
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ikoreanx3Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
maybe that could be it
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Could you post a picture of the problem?
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ikoreanx3Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I wish. but my laptop is broken and just ordered a new one yesterday it should come by tomorrow.
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ikoreanx3Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so im on my smartphone and I see no option to attach a file.
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Look on your smartphone and see what the answer options are.
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
If we knew the options, we could figure out what the problem is.
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ikoreanx3Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
there is no answer options..
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
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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