## ikoreanx3 2 years ago 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?

1. dmezzullo

Ok so, 400 including the 263? or no

2. dmezzullo

@ikoreanx3

3. 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.

4. ikoreanx3

Yes, I think its 2.63

5. dmezzullo

I was confused about tht to

6. 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?

7. ikoreanx3

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

8. Directrix

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

9. dmezzullo

Looks right to me @Directrix

10. dmezzullo

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

11. 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.

12. Directrix

I don't know the options.

13. ikoreanx3

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

14. dmezzullo

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

15. dmezzullo

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

16. ikoreanx3

Thank you T T

17. dmezzullo

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

18. ikoreanx3

I tried to follow Direct's equation..

19. Directrix

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

20. Directrix

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

21. 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.

22. ikoreanx3

you mean 2.63? right..?

23. dmezzullo

Yes^

24. ikoreanx3

maybe that could be it

25. Directrix

Could you post a picture of the problem?

26. ikoreanx3

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

27. ikoreanx3

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

28. Directrix

29. dmezzullo

haha^

30. Directrix

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

31. ikoreanx3