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# How to Calculate Tips without a Calculator. When you are in a restaurant or a hair salon, you need to pay your bills with tips. Sometimes when you need to calculate the amount of tips, you seek help from a calculator or a chart, but you won’t need to do that. Here is a simple method to help you calculate tips in your head that may amaze your friend!

10% tips.
If it’s a 10% tips, you should look at the amount to be tipped first and then move one digital of the decimal place to left. And add that amount with the original amount. For example, if your amount to be tipped is \$50.00, you move the decimal place to left with one digital, which will be a \$5.00, and that is a 10% tip. Then you add the original number, \$50.00 with the tips, \$5.00 and the amount you should pay will be \$55.00 in total.

15% tips.
If you are calculating a 15% tips, you divide the 10% amount into half and add this number with the 10% amount, this will be a 15% tip and then add the tips with the original amount. For example, in the same case of a \$50.00 bill, 10% will be \$5.00, half of the 10% will be \$2.50, and thus the tips should be \$5.00 plus \$2.50, which is \$7.50. So the total amount with tips should be \$57.50.

20% tips.

If you are looking at a 20% tips, you just need to double the amount of 10% and add this with the original amount. We also use the same bill, 10% will be \$5.00, you double it to get \$10.00, which is a 20% tip and the total amount should be \$50.00 plus \$10.00, which is \$60.00.

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