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marigirl
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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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marigirl Group Title
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?
 2 years ago
 2 years ago

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jaersyn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
8.6 and 10.1?
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TheFigure Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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?
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jaersyn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you forgot to add the amount of hours they work?
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TheFigure Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Oh! You're right! Look at that! :) My bad!
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TheFigure Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So the first equation I wrote : x+y=182 It should instead be: 9x+8y=182 I'm sorry about that.
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marigirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so that would be 8x+9y=182 and x+1.50=y
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marigirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
awesome! thanks you soo much
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jaersyn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i feel so dumb, i don't know how to do these problems anymore _
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TheFigure Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
That's right! :) Good! You're Welcome!!
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marigirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
your not dumb, you are just simply expanding your knowledge. like me.
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TheFigure Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yeah, don't feel bad. I do these all day and even I messed that one up. :)
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jaersyn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
wait so what's the ansewr? for my peace of mind
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TheFigure Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
What did you get Marigirl?
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marigirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Shane gets $11.50 and Ben $10. Thanks so much guys.!
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TheFigure Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yay! That's what I got too! :) You're quite welcome!
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