Simple example of bills splitting

This example is simple as there is only one person to repay.
Suppose a group of 4 friends (including 1 couple) who spent a weekend in the countryside.

Simple example of cost sharing



                           
Robert paid 200 for accommodation.
He is single, so there is one part.

Thomas, Maria paid 100 for meals.
They are a couple, so there are two parts.

Jennifer did not spend money.
She is single, so there is one part.


Results of group expenses splitting :
The total expense is 300.
There are a total of 4 parts.
The amount of a part is 75 (300/4).
The couple Thomas and Maria must repay 50 to Robert.
Jennifer must repay 75 to Robert.


Complex example of bills splitting

This example is more complex because there are two people to repay.
Suppose a group of 5 friends (including 1 couple) spent a weekend in the countryside.

Complex example of cost sharing



                           
Robert paid 200 for accommodation.
He is single, so there is one part.

Thomas, Maria paid 100 for meals.
They are a couple, so there are two parts.

Jennifer did not spend money.
She is single, so there is one part.

James paid 150 for activities.
He is single, so there is one part.


Results of group expenses splitting :
The total expense is 450.
There are a total of 5 parts.
The amount of a part is 90 (450/5).
The couple Thomas and Maria must repay 80 to Robert.
Jennifer must repay 30 to Robert.
Jennifer must repay 60 to James.


NB: If there are several people to pay, the calculator offers one solution to properly distribute the repayments between participants who overpaid. Sometimes there are several possible distribution solutions, then you are free to choose another distribution solution.


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When use the cost-sharing calculator

Here are some situations where this site might be useful for you...

You spend a weekend with several friends. Some have spent money, others do not. At the end of the weekend you want a fair shair. Just noting who paid what and www.letspaythebill.com do the math for you.

Three families spend a week's vacation in a rental. One family has one child, the other has 3 children, and the third has no children. To equitably split the costs, children are counted as half part. Simply enter the families parts : 2.5 parts, 3.5 parts and 2 parts. The computer does the rest.

A group of colleagues invite one of their at restaurant. Those who wish to invite divide equally the amount of the invoice. Simply enter the amount of the note and the number of people paying : within 2 seconds the calculator gives you the amount of one part, ie the amount that each should pay.

In all cases, consider using the "Get a link" to keep the result of the distribution calculation.