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Drey makes $10 an hour plus $15 an hour for every hour of overtime. Overtime hours are any hours more than 40 hours for the week. Part A: Create an equation that shows the amount of wages earned, W, for working x hours in a week when there is no overtime. Part B: Create an equation that shows the amount of wages earned, S, for working y hours of overtime. Hint: Remember to include in the equation the amount earned from working 40 hours. Part C: Drey earned $490 in 1 week. How many hours (regular plus overtime) did he work?

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Okay so we can write $1o an hour as:\[10h\] Follow so far?

  2. anonymous
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    im following thats all i had so far honestly

  3. anonymous
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    We can construct an equation: Create an equation that shows the amount of wages earned, W, for working x hours in a week when there is no overtime. \[W = 10x + 15o\] Where is \(x\) is hours worked, and \(o\) is overtime. Since not overtime exist we can drop that part off.\[W = 10x\] is the equation for Part A. Understand how we did that?

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    yes i follow wages is the variable and 10 is per hour 15 is over time but we dont need it yet so w is now wages = 10x

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    * without overtime. Remember we are not accounting for overtime since the question says no overtime is worked.

  6. anonymous
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    yes i had understood that

  7. anonymous
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    Okay try to attempt: Part B: Create an equation that shows the amount of wages earned, S, for working y hours of overtime. Hint: Remember to include in the equation the amount earned from working 40 hours. And show me your attempt.

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    W= S$10 per hour and Y $15 per over time hour 10s+15y

  9. anonymous
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    y = 40 remember you work that many hours overtime.

  10. anonymous
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    okay got that now

  11. anonymous
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    Great, good luck!

  12. anonymous
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    wait what about part c ! lol

  13. anonymous
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    Okay, well attempt it, and I will check if you are right or wrong.

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    i got 70 hours 490/7

  15. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Overtime is any hours over hour 40. So \(40 \times 10 = 400\). We still need to calculate the overtime which is $15 per hour. \(15 \times 6 = 90\) So \(40 + 6 = 46 hours\).

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