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 Post subject: Work Problems
PostPosted: Fri, 4 May 2012 20:25:39 UTC 
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Christy spent $500 over her budget on gifts during the holidays. In addition to her regular job, she took a part-time job at the * that paid $10 per hour. How many hours will Christy have to work at the * to pay off the holiday debt?

How do I set this up?

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 Post subject: Re: Work Problems
PostPosted: Fri, 4 May 2012 21:06:02 UTC 
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Lil Kush wrote:
Christy spent $500 over her budget on gifts during the holidays. In addition to her regular job, she took a part-time job at the * that paid $10 per hour. How many hours will Christy have to work at the * to pay off the holiday debt?

How do I set this up?


The rate of pay is $10/hr. The amount she needs to pay off is $500. If x is the number of hours she works, then she makes $10/hr * x hr =$10x, after working x hours. We want this amount to be equal to $500, so \mathdollar 10x=\mathdollar 500 is the basic setup.

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so then i would just divide

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Lil Kush wrote:
so then i would just divide


Sounds like a plan to me.

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so then it would be 50 :)

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Lil Kush wrote:
so then it would be 50 :)


Seems legit.

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Thank you!!! :D

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