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A restaurant bill of \(\$25.44\) is obtained by first adding \(6\%\) tax to the cost of the food and then adding a \(20\%\) tip to the result. What was the cost of the food in dollars?

 Nov 24, 2018
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Let \(x \) be the cost of the food. Then \(1.2(1.06x)=25.44\implies x=\boxed{\$20}\).

 Nov 24, 2018

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