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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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  1. dmezzullo Group Title
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    Ok so, 400 including the 263? or no

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    @ikoreanx3

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  3. Directrix Group Title
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    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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  4. ikoreanx3 Group Title
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    Yes, I think its 2.63

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  5. dmezzullo Group Title
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    I was confused about tht to

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  6. Directrix Group Title
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    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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  7. ikoreanx3 Group Title
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    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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    Then, I think this would be the equation: $2.63*5 + .15(FB) = $400 What do you think @dmezzullo

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  9. dmezzullo Group Title
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    Looks right to me @Directrix

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  10. dmezzullo Group Title
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    Tell us the answer and we will check it when u have it if u want @ikoreanx3

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    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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    I don't know the options.

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  13. ikoreanx3 Group Title
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    Unfortunately its not a multiple choice question. so I do not know the answer... should I just pick another question..

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

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  15. dmezzullo Group Title
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    @ikoreanx3 No giving up we will get u through this question

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    Thank you T T

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  17. dmezzullo Group Title
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    All of us here believe u can do it so No giving up.

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  18. ikoreanx3 Group Title
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    I tried to follow Direct's equation..

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

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  20. Directrix Group Title
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    @ikoreanx3 What are the options? Maybe we can work backwards.

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    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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  22. ikoreanx3 Group Title
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    you mean 2.63? right..?

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  23. dmezzullo Group Title
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    Yes^

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  24. ikoreanx3 Group Title
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    maybe that could be it

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  25. Directrix Group Title
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    Could you post a picture of the problem?

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  26. ikoreanx3 Group Title
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    I wish. but my laptop is broken and just ordered a new one yesterday it should come by tomorrow.

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  27. ikoreanx3 Group Title
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    so im on my smartphone and I see no option to attach a file.

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  28. Directrix Group Title
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    Look on your smartphone and see what the answer options are.

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  29. dmezzullo Group Title
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    haha^

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  30. Directrix Group Title
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    If we knew the options, we could figure out what the problem is.

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  31. ikoreanx3 Group Title
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    there is no answer options..

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  32. Directrix Group Title
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    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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