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?

- anonymous

- Stacey Warren - Expert brainly.com

Hey! We 've verified this expert answer for you, click below to unlock the details :)

- chestercat

I got my questions answered at brainly.com in under 10 minutes. Go to brainly.com now for free help!

- anonymous

Can you please help?

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

It doesnt make sense to me though

Looking for something else?

Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.

## More answers

- anonymous

just add the numbers 10 15 and subtrack 40

- anonymous

But it needs an equation for PArt A

- anonymous

oh...

- anonymous

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.

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

Maybe 10x + 15w = 40?

- anonymous

yep

- anonymous

Wait a second what i said is wrong

- anonymous

oh right i forgot something xD

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

yeah u put them in the wrong order

- anonymous

10x + 15(40) = W?

- anonymous

Can someone help please???

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

Does this make sense?

- anonymous

Yes

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

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.

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

After, subtract that number from 490.

- anonymous

10 x 40 = 400, 490-400= 90

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

6?

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

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 :)

- anonymous

And sure

- anonymous

So like -1/2x + 2 = -x+7

- anonymous

would i multiply each side by 2/1?

- anonymous

So like or negative 2/1

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

Ah okay. Well first subtract 2 on both sides

- anonymous

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

- Abhisar

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

So -x=-2x + 10?

- anonymous

then add 2x to both sides

- anonymous

x = 10?

- anonymous

Yes!

- anonymous

Yay!!!! Thank you!

- anonymous

Anytime :)

- anonymous

I fanned you :D

Looking for something else?

Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.