Jason and seven other friends went out to eat. Their total bill is $400. The waiter is getting $18 in a tip from each friend including Jason. Everyone is splitting the bill equally. How much does one friend pay NOT including the tip?
you can write it in an expression to help you solve 8( j+ $18 )=$400J= how much each of us are paying not including tip
The total bill is $400, including our food and paying the waiter $18 in tip
How much are each of us paying WITHOUT tip
So if the bill is $400 and there are eight of us, 400/8=50 and if we are each paying the waiter $18 in tip, but we need to find out how much we are paying without tip you subtract 50-18