The Total


#1

I am having trouble on the last part of 2. Tip Calculator. My total is coming up as $47. 98. I try all different kinds of codes and nothing is working. Help?


#2

It would help if you posted what you have so we can help.

I am not terribly good at reading minds you see.

Also please format it like the following

```python
# code sample
```

Those strange little characters are from the tilde key or the top left-most key under your f-keys.


#3

Assign the variable total on line 8!

meal = 44.50
tax = 0.0675
tip = 0.15

meal = meal + meal * tax
total = meal + tip

print("%.2f" % total)

???


#4

The tip calculation is,

total = meal + meal * tip

#5

How in term of math, does meal + meal not 89 without tax/tip?


#6

Order of operation applies. Multiplication takes place before addition.

Consider the following:

total = meal + meal * tip
total = meal * (1 + tip)     // Distributive Property

#8