2013 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 4

Problem

Eight friends ate at a restaurant and agreed to share the bill equally. Because Judi forgot her money, each of her seven friends paid an extra $2.50 to cover her portion of the total bill. What was the total bill?

$\textbf{(A)}\ \text{\textdollar}120\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ \text{\textdollar}128\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \text{\textdollar}140\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ \text{\textdollar}144\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ \text{\textdollar}160$

Solution

Since Judi's 7 friends had to pay 2.50 extra each, to cover the total amount that Judi should have paid, we can multiply 2.50 by 7, which is equal to 17.50. We can now tell that 17.50 is the amount that each of her friends needed to pay, such that Judi didn't forget her money. So, we multiply 17.50 by 8 which is, (C) 140, the total amount of the meal.

See Also

2013 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 3
Followed by
Problem 5
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