# SOLUTION: If the total bill at a restaurant, including a 15%tip, os \$56.32, what was the cost of the meal alone?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Money Word Problems Question 24876: If the total bill at a restaurant, including a 15%tip, os \$56.32, what was the cost of the meal alone?Answer by Earlsdon(6294)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let x = the cost of the meal alone. Then, x + 15% of x = \$56.32 You can solve this equation for x and you'll have your answer. Change the percent to its decimal equivalent. Collect like-terms. Divide both sides of the equation by 1.15. The cost of the meal alone was: \$48.98 Check: \$48.98 + 0.15(\$48.98) = \$48.98 + \$7.34 = \$56.32