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So you have 2 unknowns, this means you need 2 equations to solve 2 unknowns, what 2 equations do you have?
No equations are given.
Well 2 algebraic equations are in the word problem, you just gotta convert it.
Oh. 8x + 3(5) = 114 is the only equation I can come up with.
Hm, Let's see again. Let's name Overtime Pay as "O" and Regular Pay as "R". What does O equal in terms of R?
? 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.
More time than the assigned hours
My bad. what does his overtime PAY equal?
The amount of money you're given when you work more hours than you're supposed to.
Equal, not definition.
It says in the first sentence of the problem
It tells you how much his overtime pay is.
Kobe's overtime pay is $5 an hour more than his regular pay. Oh.
Yeah. Make that an equation.
x = x + 5
How can x = x+5?
Okay 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.
Sorry. Um... I don't know. Sorry I don't like math so I don't understand a lot of things.
It's okay, we all have things we're learning.
Okay 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?
I guess you're right.
So once you used x for "overtime pay", you can't use it again for regular pay. Instead, use another letter.
Oh how about y.
Yeah, 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?
So 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."
See if you can make an equation out of that. Remember, x = overtime pay and y = regular pay.
Okay 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.
Haha okay, holld them reins. You still don't know what x or y is, and you need to find those out first.
y can be 1000, 10000, 1 mil, we have to figure what y is in order to figure what x is.
Now lemme show you the equation for those two sentences.
\[8(y) + 3(x) = 144\]
Do you have any questions?
Um...You wrote 144 but its 114.
Hahah! Whooppps. See, I'm human too. \[8y + 3y = 114\]
Haha yeah well that's okay. Well thanks anyway! Wow you're great at math, how do you figure that all out?
OHoafhohodf. UGH another mistake. No nononono. Get rid of that equation oh god.
\[8y + 3x = 114\]
There, that's correct now. whew.
Okay. Thanks! :)
Can you solve from there?
Yeah! Thank You, Thank You and Thank You a million more times. Bye!
Haha alright. Good luck. :)