# Percents Of a Number

## What are Taxes?

What are taxes? Taxes are the amount of money paid in addition to and amount. Taxes are when you add a certain percent to the final price. Every place has a different tax percent. Taxes are paid to the government to make buildings, and roads and to pay for the community and for schools. Taxes are paid to make a better community, we pay sales tax and income tax to help the community! For example if I went to Wendy's and bought a cheeseburger for \$2.25 and tax was 17% in Virginia my total would be \$2.63

## What are Tips?

What are tips? Tips are when you give a percent of your total to a place. Waiters and waitress personally can get tips. Research shows that waiters that are paid tips make \$3.78 and waiters that do get paid tips make \$7.89. Tips are addition to tax. So for example if I got a check for \$32.95 and I wanted to give a 17% tip I would give the waiter \$11.20.

## Percents

Percentage can change anywhere you go.

## Numbers

Numbers can change due to a percents.