# Sample Solution Algorithm to Determine Meal Charges

TCO #2– Given a simple business problem, design a solution algorithm that uses arithmetic expressions and built-in functions.

Assignment:

Your goal is to solve the following simple programming exercise. You have been contracted by a local restaurant to design an algorithm determining the total meal charges. The algorithm should ask the user for the total food purchase and the tip percent. Then, the algorithm will calculate the amount of a tip, a 7% sales tax, and the total meal charge (including tip). The food purchase, sales tax, tip amount, and total meal charge will need to be displayed to the customer.

Be sure to THINK about the logic and design first (IPO chart and pseudocode), then code the Visual Logic command line processing. Display all output using currency formatting (built-in Visual Logic function).

Advanced (optional): use a constants for the 7% sales tax.

Rubric:

When completed staple the following documents together neatly in 1,2,3,4 order:

•This instruction sheet first

•The IPO Chart, second

•The Pseudocode, third

•The Flowchart and output example last.

Point distribution for this application:

Meal Purchase

Document:

Points possible:

Points received

IPO Chart

6

Pseudocode

6

Flowchart

8

Total Points

20

IPO Chart:

Input

Processing

Output

Enter Total Food Purchase Price

Calculate Food price

Add Tip %* Total Food Purchased

Add 7% tax * Total Food Purchased

Total Meal Charge

Pseudocode:

Begin mealPurchase

Total Food Purchased

Imput total Purchased Food Amount

Please enter the amount for tip percent

Imput tip percent

Set total tip = tip percent/ 100

Set total tip=total tip *

Total food purchased amount

Set total tax= sales tax/100

Set total tax= total tax* = total food purchased amount

End

Flowchart:

Example Output after execution:

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