Young girls in Menlo Park love getting their nails done with their moms! Why not bring your daughter to Mathnasium and then go to the nail salon and get your nails done with her? There are many nail salons near our Palo Alto-Menlo Park location. In fact, Charisma Salon is less than a block away from Mathnasium. Some other nearby nail salons include La Belle Spa, La Jolie, Lavande, and there are many more local nail salons.

In honor of the wonderful math and manicure theme, let’s solve some manicure related math problems:

1. At the salon you’re at, a traditional manicure costs $15 and a manicure with a special scrub costs $20. You get the traditional manicure and your mother get a manicure with a special scrub.

a) If you want to tip the manicurist 20%, how much money would the tip be?

b) How much money did you and your mom spend on your nails including the tip?

2. You find a nail polish color that you love and decide to purchase it. The nail polish costs $8. If sales tax is 7.5%, how much in total did you pay for the nail polish?

For more math problems and fun, check out Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park: http://www.mathnasium.com/paloalto-menlopark