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anonymous
 one year ago
Kobe's overtime pay is $5 an hour more than his regular pay. He worked 8 hours at his regular wage and 3 hours at his overtime wage. He earned $114.
What is Kobe's regular wage per hour?
anonymous
 one year ago
Kobe's overtime pay is $5 an hour more than his regular pay. He worked 8 hours at his regular wage and 3 hours at his overtime wage. He earned $114. What is Kobe's regular wage per hour?

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So you have 2 unknowns, this means you need 2 equations to solve 2 unknowns, what 2 equations do you have?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No equations are given.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well 2 algebraic equations are in the word problem, you just gotta convert it.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh. 8x + 3(5) = 114 is the only equation I can come up with.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hm, Let's see again. Let's name Overtime Pay as "O" and Regular Pay as "R". What does O equal in terms of R?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0? What does Overtime equal? I don't want a number, because you don't know it and neither do I. The word problem tells you what his overtime pay equals.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0More time than the assigned hours

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0My bad. what does his overtime PAY equal?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The amount of money you're given when you work more hours than you're supposed to.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Equal, not definition.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It says in the first sentence of the problem

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It tells you how much his overtime pay is.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Kobe's overtime pay is $5 an hour more than his regular pay. Oh.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeah. Make that an equation.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay so you don't know what his overtime pay is, or what his regular pay is. These are called unknowns and you have 2 of them. You have to assign unique letters for each unknown.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Sorry. Um... I don't know. Sorry I don't like math so I don't understand a lot of things.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It's okay, we all have things we're learning.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay so when you say "x = x+5" you're saying some thing like, the amount of my apples is the same as the amount of my apples PLUSES five more apples. That doesn't work right?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I guess you're right.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So once you used x for "overtime pay", you can't use it again for regular pay. Instead, use another letter.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeah, that works! But now that you've decided on x and y, they'll mean the same thing for the rest of the problem. So now you have x = y+5, right?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So we've gotten everything out of the first sentence, next two sentences. "He worked 8 hours at his regular wage and 3 hours at his overtime wage. He earned $114."

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0See if you can make an equation out of that. Remember, x = overtime pay and y = regular pay.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay so this is the part where I get really confused. I tried 3(5) so that it represents : the amount of money he got(5) for working extra hours(3) and I got 15 and I did 114  15 but I got 99 and 99 is not one of the choices and I don't know what I did wrong.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Haha okay, holld them reins. You still don't know what x or y is, and you need to find those out first.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0y can be 1000, 10000, 1 mil, we have to figure what y is in order to figure what x is.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Now lemme show you the equation for those two sentences.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[8(y) + 3(x) = 144\]

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Do you have any questions?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Um...You wrote 144 but its 114.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hahah! Whooppps. See, I'm human too. \[8y + 3y = 114\]

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Haha yeah well that's okay. Well thanks anyway! Wow you're great at math, how do you figure that all out?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0OHoafhohodf. UGH another mistake. No nononono. Get rid of that equation oh god.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0There, that's correct now. whew.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Can you solve from there?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeah! Thank You, Thank You and Thank You a million more times. Bye!

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Haha alright. Good luck. :)
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