A meal costed $25.00 and the total cost of the restaurant bill is $31. Tax and tip are unknown. If the ratio of the amount of the tax to the amount of the tip is 1 to 3, what is that amount of the tip?

Why is is $4.50?

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- Feb 13th 2013, 08:17 AMmjoshuaFinding the tip
A meal costed $25.00 and the total cost of the restaurant bill is $31. Tax and tip are unknown. If the ratio of the amount of the tax to the amount of the tip is 1 to 3, what is that amount of the tip?

Why is is $4.50? - Feb 13th 2013, 10:25 AMHallsofIvyRe: Finding the tip
So Tax and tip together are 31- 25= $6.00

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Tax and tip are unknown. If the ratio of the amount of the tax to the amount of the tip is 1 to 3

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, what is that amount of the tip?

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Why is is $4.50?

**isn't**. According to you the question asked for the "amount of the tip" $4.50 is the amount of the amount of the tax. - Feb 13th 2013, 08:55 PMmjoshuaRe: Finding the tip
Yes, I gave the question verbatim so now what..? I guess I need the right formula for the tip then to obtain $4.50?