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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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    Can you please help?

  2. anonymous
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    mhm well u just have to add and put words in with your answer that make sence

  3. anonymous
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    It doesnt make sense to me though

  4. anonymous
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    just add the numbers 10 15 and subtrack 40

  5. anonymous
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    But it needs an equation for PArt A

  6. anonymous
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    oh...

  7. anonymous
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    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.

  8. anonymous
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    just what is aid will solve all of them think bout it

  9. anonymous
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    Maybe 10x + 15w = 40?

  10. anonymous
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    yep

  11. anonymous
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    Wait a second what i said is wrong

  12. anonymous
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    oh right i forgot something xD

  13. anonymous
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    W = Wages earned, x=amount of hours a week without overtime

  14. anonymous
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    yeah u put them in the wrong order

  15. anonymous
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    10x + 15(40) = W?

  16. anonymous
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    Can someone help please???

  17. anonymous
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    I'll try my best to! Ok so in A we're trying to find the amount of wages earned, W. So we put this at the beginning of the equation. W= Next, we find out that we are working x hours in a week. We already know we make $10 an hour, so add 10x to the equation. W=10x Since there is no overtime, our first equation is finished. Simply W=10x

  18. anonymous
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    Does this make sense?

  19. anonymous
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    Yes

  20. anonymous
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    What about B it doesn't click in my head, maybe like S=15y + 40? or S=15(40) or what?

  21. anonymous
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    You're very close. Now they tell us we worked 40 hours, so let's include that first. We still make $10 an hour so multiply that by 40. S= 10(40) And here's where you add the 15y S=10(40)+15y.

  22. anonymous
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    And for C, first calculate the maximum amount of money that could be made (without overtime) in a week. To find this, do 10 x 40

  23. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    After, subtract that number from 490.

  24. anonymous
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    10 x 40 = 400, 490-400= 90

  25. anonymous
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    Correct! Now take 90 and divide it by 15 to find out how many overtime hours he worked.

  26. anonymous
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    6?

  27. anonymous
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    Yep. So he worked 40 hours, plus 6 more overtime hours. This means that Drey worked a total of 46 hours.

  28. anonymous
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    Thank you. Is there a way I can give u a reward or medal?

  29. anonymous
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    Can you also help me with this? negative 1 over 2 x + 2 = –x + 7

  30. anonymous
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    You can click on my profile and click the become a fan button, or click on the best response next to my name for a medal if you wish :)

  31. anonymous
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    And sure

  32. anonymous
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    So like -1/2x + 2 = -x+7

  33. anonymous
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    would i multiply each side by 2/1?

  34. anonymous
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    So like or negative 2/1

  35. anonymous
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    \[\frac{ -1 }{ 2x+2}=-x+7\] Wait, is this what your equation looks like?

  36. anonymous
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    no like this \[-\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }x+2=-x+7\]

  37. anonymous
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    Ah okay. Well first subtract 2 on both sides

  38. anonymous
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    Okay so \[-\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }x=-x + 5?\]

  39. Abhisar
    • one year ago
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    See here, http://openstudy.com/updates/558469d8e4b091b59af11428

  40. anonymous
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    Yes @nathangroup Now you were correct, multiply both sides by the reciprocal of -1/2, which is 2/1

  41. anonymous
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    So -x=-2x + 10?

  42. anonymous
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    then add 2x to both sides

  43. anonymous
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    x = 10?

  44. anonymous
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    Yes!

  45. anonymous
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    Yay!!!! Thank you!

  46. anonymous
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    Anytime :)

  47. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I fanned you :D

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