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Tip Calculator to Calculate Gratuity and Split the Check Fairly Among Singles, Couples, and Families

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Tip Calculator

This gratuity calculator will not only calculate the tip and split the total among the parties paying separately, but it also includes an interactive feature for splitting the check and tip based on the relative size of each party. You can also round the check, tip, or total up or down as you see fit. The $ecret tab includes The hidden opportunity costs of dining out.

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Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

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Check total:Check total:Total check:Total check including tax:

Check:

Enter the total dollar amount of the check including sales tax.

Tip percentage:

Tip Percentage:

Tap on a percentage you would like to add as a tip. Press "Other" if you would like to enter a custom percentage.

Tip:Tip amount:Total tip amount:Calculated total tip amount:

Tip amount:

This is the total tip based on the entered check total and tip percentage. Note that this field will automatically recalculate as you enter or change the check total and tip percentage.

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Total w/tip:Total with tip:Total check with tip:Total check including tip:

Total amount:

This is the combined total of the check amount and the tip amount. Note that this field will automatically recalculate as you enter or change the check total and tip percentage.

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Split:Split ways:Number of parties:Number of parties paying separately:

Split:

Select the number of parties paying separately. This will generate an interactive chart beneath the calculator showing the check, tip, and total share for each party. The chart will also include a field where you can specify how many individuals are in each party. The tip calculator will recalculate each party's share based on the size of their party relative to all other parties.

If you would like to save the current entries to the secure database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

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About

About the Tip Calculator

This interactive gratuity calculator will first calculate the total tip amount based on the amount of the check and on your preferred tip percentage.

Next, if there are two or more parties paying separately, the calculator will also split the check, tip, and total bill equally among all parties.

But wait!

What about those times when the parties paying separately represent different numbers of individuals? For example, what if three parties are paying separately, but one of the parties is a family of four, while the other two parties are singles?

This tip calculator has you covered!

Once you select the number of parties paying separately you will be presented with a self-calculating form wherein you can edit the number of individuals in each party. From there the calculator will split the check, tip, and total based on the relative size of each party.

Finally, the interactive form also includes a feature to allow you to round any of the amounts up or down to the nearest dollar.

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Instructions

How to use the Tip Calculator

Step #1:

Enter the total amount of the check including the sales tax. If you need to estimate the sales tax ahead of getting your check, feel free to use the Pocket Calculator (PCalc tab).

Step #2:

Tap the preferred tip percentage you would like the calculator to add to the check. If the default choices don't suit your needs, tap on the "Other" option.

Step #2b:

If you tapped the "Other" tip percentage option, a slider feature should display along with an adjacent entry box. You can then use one of the following methods to set your custom tip percentage:

  • Press and move the slider until the desired percentage appears in the entry box.
  • Tap the slider bar to move the slider to that location.
  • Tap in the entry box to enter a percentage from your device keyboard.

Note that the tip amount and total bill (including tip) will automatically recalculate as you enter or change the check amount or tip percentage.

Step #3:

Optional: If you would like to split the check between parties (groups or individuals), select the number of parties paying separately.

Step #4:

Optional: If you selected a number of parties value, scroll down to see a chart showing the check, tip, and total share for each party. Depending on the width of your device, one or more of the three columns may be hidden from view. Clicking on the "Columns..." button will allow you to show or hide columns at will. You can then round any of the three columns of amounts up or down to the nearest dollar.

Step #5:

Optional: If the parties paying separately vary in size, you can change the number of people in each party to split the check and tip in a more equitable manner. The Check, Tip, and Total columns will recalculate as you make changes.

Saving Entries:

If your web browser supports Local Storage, you can save your entries to your web browser so won't have to start over on your next visit. Please note that your saved entries can only be retrieved from the same device and web browser you were using when you stored them. If you would like to access your saved entries from any device I invite you to subscribe to the Ad-Free Member Version.

To save your entries to your web browser, click or tap the Data tab in the Help and Tools section (mobile: top right of the main screen), select "New Data Record" from the drop-down menu, enter a name for the data record, and then tap or click the Save button.

To load previously saved entries, click or tap the Data tab and select the saved data record from the drop-down menu. You can then save any changes to your entries by simply clicking the Save button while the data record is selected.

To clear a named set of saved entries, click or tap the Data tab, select the saved data record from the drop-down menu, and then tap or click the Clear button.

Numbers and Decimals:

Only numeric characters (0-9 and decimal points) may be entered in numeric fields. Non-numeric characters (dollar signs, percent signs, commas, etc.) may cause calculation errors. If the field includes a grid icon, tapping the icon will open a popup keypad which will include only the characters allowed in the field. If your device keypad does not include a decimal point, use this popup keypad to enter decimal numbers where applicable.

Popup Tool Tips:

Tap the info (i) icons for a further explanation of each entry field (you can click [X] or outside of the pop-up tool tips to close them). A summary of these explanations, along with any additional term explanations, can also be found under the Terms tab.

Disclaimer:

Since I can't test for every possible combination of numbers, please be sure to double-check the results of this calculator yourself before considering them to be valid. If you do discover an issue with the calculated results, please report the issue using the feedback form located below the calculator.

Scrolling & Shrinking:

In order to scroll the calculator vertically you will need to swipe just outside of the calculator's dark-blue border, or use the window's far right-hand scroll bar, whichever is applicable to your device.

If the top section of the calculator becomes to tall for your viewport, tapping in the "Enter a problem..." field should reset the top section to its original height.

Disclaimer:

The Algebra Calculator is the only calculator on the site that I did not create myself. And since I did not create it, I don't have access to the code for fixing any issues you may be experiencing. So if you are having issues with the calculator, please visit the support page at Mathway.com for assistance.

Glossary

Fields, Terms, and Definitions.

Reset button:

Clicking the "Reset" button will restore the calculator to its default settings.

Pocket Calculator

Calculate any amounts needed to enter into calculator.

 

Data Management

Save and retrieve entries and notes (requires HTML5 compliant web browser).

Calculator Data

Calculator Data:

If you are using the latest version of your web browser software, this feature will allow you to save your calculator entries to your web browser's local storage in between visits. This means the calculator entries can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save data between devices you will need to subscribe to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Save: To save a new set of calculator entries, select "New Data Record" from the dropdown list, enter a nickname for the data record, then click the "Save" button.

Load: To load a previously saved set of calculator entries, simply select the name of the data record from the dropdown list.

Save Changes: To save changes to a set of previously saved calculator entries, be sure the name of the data record is selected, and then click the "Save" button.

Clear: To clear a saved set of entries, be sure the name of the data record is selected, and then click the "Clear" button.

Backup Data
My Notes:
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Help and Tools

Help and Tools:

This section, which you can Unstick or Hide in the Calculator Preferences (just above the top of the calculator), contains the following tabs (content too long to fit within bordered frame can be scrolled up and down):

About: Click this tab for an introduction to the calculator.

Instructions: Click this tab for step-by-step instructions for using the calculator.

Terms: Click this tab for a list of the descriptions that are located within each popup help button (info icons).

PCalc: Click this tab for a handy "pocket" calculator you can use when you need to calculate an entry needed for the calculator.

Data: Click this tab to save a set of entries or a note in between visits. Entries and notes will be stored to your web browser's local storage (if supported by your browser of choice), meaning they can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save entries and notes between devices you can do so by subscribing to the Ad-Free Member Version.

 

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