   Chapter 3.II, Problem 15RE ### Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447

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Section ### Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447
Textbook Problem

# 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? (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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