Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1285199197
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-919-1

Chapter 1 - Section 1.14 - Rate, Base, and Part - Exercises - Page 85: 55



Work Step by Step

In this problem the unknown is the base, which is the selling price. To find the base, divide the part, which is the food cost, by the rate. $B=\frac{P}{R}=\frac{3.96+0.24+0.96+0.27+0.19+0.04}{0.34}=\frac{5.66}{0.34}=16.6\underset\uparrow470$ Since the digit to the right of the cents place is greater than 5, round up to the nearest cent.
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