I tried to expand on this course by having a user give their input step by step, but I ran into trouble:

`meal = input ('enter meal cost: $')

tax = input ('enter tax amount: $')

tip = input ('what percentage should the tip be (please type in decimals) : $')

meal = meal + meal * tax

total = meal + meal * tip

print ("Here is Your Total:")

print ("%.2f" % total)

can't multiply sequence by non-int of type 'str'`

The error code says

Is there a way to convert strings (from the input) into integers? I would appreciate your help.