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 2 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?
 2 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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TheFigure
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Let 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?

jaersyn
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you forgot to add the amount of hours they work?

TheFigure
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh! You're right! Look at that! :) My bad!

TheFigure
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So the first equation I wrote : x+y=182 It should instead be: 9x+8y=182 I'm sorry about that.

marigirl
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so that would be 8x+9y=182 and x+1.50=y

marigirl
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0awesome! thanks you soo much

jaersyn
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i feel so dumb, i don't know how to do these problems anymore _

TheFigure
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That's right! :) Good! You're Welcome!!

marigirl
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0your not dumb, you are just simply expanding your knowledge. like me.

TheFigure
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeah, don't feel bad. I do these all day and even I messed that one up. :)

jaersyn
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1wait so what's the ansewr? for my peace of mind

TheFigure
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What did you get Marigirl?

marigirl
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Shane gets $11.50 and Ben $10. Thanks so much guys.!

TheFigure
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yay! That's what I got too! :) You're quite welcome!
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