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On the way home from work, Bill Kingman stopped at Chicken Delight to purchase dinner for the family. The chicken was $12.79. Drinks came to $4.84. Side dishes totaled $7.65, and desserts amounted to $4.97.

a. What was the total cost of the food?

b. If Bill had a coupon for “$2.50 off any purchase over $15,” how much did he pay?

Chapter 3.II, Problem 15RE, 15. On the way home from work, Bill Kingman stopped at Chicken Delight to purchase dinner for the

(a)

To determine

To calculate: The total cost of the food purchased by Bill Kingman for the family. The cost of chicken was $12.79, drinks was $4.84, side dishes was $7.65, and desserts was $4.97.

Explanation

Given Information:

The provided cost of chicken is $12.79, drinks is $4.84, side dishes is $7.65, and desserts is $4.97.

Formula used:

For adding and subtracting decimal numbers.

Step 1: Write all the numbers vertically aligning at decimal points.

Step 2: Add zeros to the right of the decimal numbers where ever necessary.

Step 3: Work from right to left while performing the indicated operations.

Step 4: In the answer place the decimal point is at the same place as in the problem.

Calculation:

To find the total cost, add all values.

Now align all the values vertically at decimal points,

$12.794.847.654.97

Now perform addition from right to left,

$12.794

(b)

To determine

To calculate: The total cost of the food purchased by Bill Kingman if he had a coupon for “$2.50 off any purchase over $15”. The cost of chicken was $12.79, drinks was $4.84, side dishes was $7.65, and desserts was $4.97”.

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