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marigirl

  • 4 years ago

Shane gets $1.50 more per hour than Ben. Shane works for 8 hours and Ben for 9 hours and together they make a total of $182. what is the hourly rate for each?

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  1. jaersyn
    • 4 years ago
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    8.6 and 10.1?

  2. TheFigure
    • 4 years ago
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    Let x = the amount of money Ben makes per hour Let y = the amount of money Shane makes per hour So we know that together they make $182.00. That would look like this: x+y = 182 We also know that Shane makes $1.50 more than Ben, each hour, therefore: y=x+1.50 Now that you've got 2 equations, can you take it from there?

  3. jaersyn
    • 4 years ago
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    you forgot to add the amount of hours they work?

  4. jaersyn
    • 4 years ago
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    include*

  5. TheFigure
    • 4 years ago
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    Oh! You're right! Look at that! :) My bad!

  6. TheFigure
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    So the first equation I wrote : x+y=182 It should instead be: 9x+8y=182 I'm sorry about that.

  7. marigirl
    • 4 years ago
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    so that would be 8x+9y=182 and x+1.50=y

  8. marigirl
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    awesome! thanks you soo much

  9. jaersyn
    • 4 years ago
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    i feel so dumb, i don't know how to do these problems anymore -_-

  10. TheFigure
    • 4 years ago
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    That's right! :) Good! You're Welcome!!

  11. marigirl
    • 4 years ago
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    your not dumb, you are just simply expanding your knowledge. like me.

  12. TheFigure
    • 4 years ago
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    Yeah, don't feel bad. I do these all day and even I messed that one up. :)

  13. jaersyn
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    wait so what's the ansewr? for my peace of mind

  14. TheFigure
    • 4 years ago
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    What did you get Marigirl?

  15. marigirl
    • 4 years ago
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    Shane gets $11.50 and Ben $10. Thanks so much guys.!

  16. TheFigure
    • 4 years ago
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    Yay! That's what I got too! :) You're quite welcome!

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