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anonymous
 one year ago
I need help with this question, I've been doing it on paper and I still cant get it right.
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
 one year ago
I need help with this question, I've been doing it on paper and I still cant get it right. 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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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0W = $10(x) where x = number of hours worked

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Part B: he has to work 40 hours to get any overtime so: S = $10(40) + $15(y)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Part C: based on the last equation: $490 = $10(40) + $15(y) $490 = $400 + $15y subtract $400 from both sides to get: $90 = $15y divide both sides by $15 to get y = 4 he worked the normal 40 hours (he couldn't have got paid $400 dollars otherwise) and then he did 4 hrs overtime @ $15 to get $90

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0or as sherlock holmes would say "Elementary, my dear watson!"

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0look at it sideways (laughing)
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