# How To Solve A Percent Problem

The base in this case is the total bill of .00, since this is the value we are taking a percentage of.

We need to know how to identify which number is the base and which number is the amount?

(percent) × (base) = (amount) (percent) × (bill) = (tip) (15%) × () = x where x represents the amount of the tip.

Next, we convert the percent to either fraction or decimal form and then multiply: x = (0.15)(20) x = 3 You would tip the server .

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We do not know the total cost, so we let x represent the amount of the total cost in the equation and solve for x.

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