Anonymous

"bananas= \$1.49, milk= \$2.29, bread= \$1.29, soda= \$3.49, apples=\$1.40, rice= \$1.39.

ellen used her shopper savings card and recieved a 5% discount from the total cost. if ellen and terri each pay half of the grocery bill, what is a reasonable amount for each one to pay?"

Relevance

1.49

2.29

1.29

3.49

1.40

1.39

+____

11.35

Now to give us the 5% discount mulitply by 0.95 because 100 - 5 = 95, so they will pay 95% of the purchase.

11.35 x 0.95 = 10.75

now devide by half since each will pay half

10.75 / 2 = 5.375

Ellen will pay 5.37 and Terri will pay 5.38 since you can't split a penny in half.

total bill=\$ (1.49+2.29+1.29+3.49+1.4+1.39)

=\$ 11.35

share for each=\$ 11.35/2

=\$ 5.675.

since, Ellen gets 5% discount on \$5.675

therefore, she has to pay amount= 0.95X5.675

=\$5.39.

while Terri has to pay \$5.675.

:)

Total bill = 1.49+2.29+1.29+3.49+1.40+1.39 = 11.35

Discount = 5%

the discount = 11.35*0.05=0.57

total payable = 11.35-0.57= 10.78

divide by two --> 5.39 // Ans

• Anonymous

Add up the total of the items given, multiply by 0.95, and divide by 2.

• Anonymous

Add them all together, then times it by .95 (takes away 5%) then divide by 2.

• Anonymous

Sum of all of them = \$11.35

Discount = 5% = (5*11.35)/100 = \$0.5675

Total cost = 11.35 - 0.5675 = \$10.3875 ~ \$10.4

So each has to pay \$5.2

you add all the decimals up(\$) and then you divide and turn the % into a \$ i think