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#### YummyMummy66

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##### I thought I would add my own, "another tipping question"....two people/one table
« on: February 02, 2018, 11:40:17 AM »
I don't think I would have ever thought of this before, but since I see all these tipping questions on this site, it made me think of this scenario.

I usually always tip 20%.

The other night, my bestie and I were going out to dinner, each paying our own checks.   Now, usually I do tip 20% and I did in this case, but I got to wondering.

If there are two people, each paying their own checks, (or any amount of people), should each person tip 20% on their own checks or would it be 10% each on their own checks for 20%
for the whole table?   Does this make sense in that I am asking the question correctly?

#### MrTango

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##### Re: I thought I would add my own, "another tipping question"....two people/one table
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 11:42:42 AM »
Your math is a bit off here.

If you each tip 10% on your portion of the tab, then the total tip between you is 10% of the total tab between you.

#### pierrotlunaire0

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##### Re: I thought I would add my own, "another tipping question"....two people/one table
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 11:43:31 AM »
Yeah, I was going to say that 20% of your check plus 20% of their check equals 20% for the table.
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#### BTDT

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##### Re: I thought I would add my own, "another tipping question"....two people/one table
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 11:45:18 AM »
You're over-thinking it.
Let's say, for simplicity sake, each of your bills is \$10.  So, you tip 20%, which is \$2.00.  Your friend also tips 20%, or \$2.00.
The total of the bills for the entire table is \$20 (two \$10 bills).  20% of \$20 is \$4.00.  Which is what the waiter received in total from both of you.
Does that make sense?

#### rose red

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##### Re: I thought I would add my own, "another tipping question"....two people/one table
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 03:21:41 PM »
Yeah, I was going to say that 20% of your check plus 20% of their check equals 20% for the table.

Yup. Tips are based on the check amount, not the table. Imagine you and your friend are sitting at separate tables.

#### QueenfaninCA

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##### Re: I thought I would add my own, "another tipping question"....two people/one table
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 04:17:23 PM »
If each of you pays 20% of your own bill, that adds up to 20% of the total bill.

If each of you pays 10% of your own bill, that adds up to 10% of the total bill.

That's how percentages work.

#### YummyMummy66

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##### Re: I thought I would add my own, "another tipping question"....two people/one table
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2018, 05:37:45 PM »
Thank you.   I knew there was something off in my thinking, I just could not figure it out.   Probably due to my lack of sleep, but I totally get it now that it was spelled out for me.

#### rigs32

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##### Re: I thought I would add my own, "another tipping question"....two people/one table
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2018, 01:01:19 PM »
If the total bill was \$100, a 20% tip is \$20.

If you each tip 10% of your \$50 share, then the total tip is only \$10, or 10%.